Flourless Brownies

O-mazing… that’s what these are!! They will seriously disappear before your very eyes. Even if you are the only one in the room πŸ™‚ Trust me… its weird πŸ™‚ They are made with ingredients you mostly likely already have on hand so you really have no excuse. They are even gluten free… if that matters to you πŸ™‚ Except maybe that you don’t want to turn your oven on in this heat wave. Hey, the batch is small enough to fit in your toaster oven. Besides… they are worth it!! Here we go…

Preheat your oven to 350 and grab an 8 x 8 pan. Butter it up.

Cut a sheet of parchment paper that covers the bottom and hangs off a bit on the sides.

Add a little more butter than lay a sheet down the opposite way so your entire pan is covered.

In a medium bowl drop in 1/3 cup cornstarch…

1/4 cup cocoa powder…

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon…

1/2 tsp salt

Whisk all this together and set aside.

In a large microwave save bowl drop in 12 oz chocolate chips. Semisweet are good but whatever you have will work. Also, 6 Tbs butter. Chocolate and butter… how can this go wrong??? Pop this in the microwave and cook on high for 30 second increments until they can be stirred smoothly. About 2 minutes.

In the meantime… if you like nuts… toast up some pecans, walnuts… whatever you like. About a cup. These can definitely be left out.

The consistency of the chocolate butter mix will be like thick mud… delicious thick mud that is πŸ™‚

Pour in 3/4 cup sugar… this is getting better by the second!

and 1 tsp real vanilla. You know where I stand on this πŸ™‚

Stir… now you will have slightly grainy thick mud. Boy does this smell amazing…

But are they really rich enough?? Not quite… add in 3 large eggs one at a time until completely combined.

Now pour in the cornstarch mix and give this a good stir for a couple of minutes.

Now you can add in your nuts if you choose to.

Pour this into your prepared pan, pop them in the oven and proceed to lick the spoon, spatula and bowl until you get every last morsel. That is part of the recipe so… guess you gotta do it!

Bake for about 35 minutes and give them a rotating turn about half way through. A toothpick in the middle will come out with a few crumbs on it. Pop the pan onto a cooling rack and do your best to let them cool. Then you can simply lift them out of the pan using the parchment paper and cut into squares.

Oh goodness… you could sit and stare at the beauty of these things or you can cover them in ice cream or pour a cup of coffee or hide in your bathroom so your kids can’t find you and just enjoy the double chocolate buttery rich goodness.

Flourless Brownies
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
12 oz chocolate chips
6 Tbs butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Butter 8×8 pan and line with parchment so that there is an overhang on the sides of the pan. In a medium bowl whisk cornstarch, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a large microwaveable bowl add butter and chocolate chips. Cook on high for 30 second increments stirring in between until smooth. About 2 minutes. Add sugar and vanilla to melted chocolate. Add eggs one at a time until completely mixed. Add in cornstarch mixture and stir for 2 minutes to combine. Add nuts. Pour into pan and bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out of center with moist crumbs. Cool entire pan on cooling rack. Lift brownies out by parchment paper and cut into squares.

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3 Responses to Flourless Brownies

  1. thegreenpan says:

    I am batel’s daughter, And first of all I wanna tell you that you were my inspiration! I always wanted to have a cooking blog, after I saw yours I said, that’s it!!
    So I did one, hope you can visit as well!
    I loved this recipe, and I am gonna make it!
    Love you blog and continue to post!!

  2. Laurie says:

    these look great…how much butter goes into this recipe?

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