Make these 7-Ingredient Gluten Free Brownies to satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing your wholesome diet. These brownies are gluten-free, contain a higher protein content than most brownies, and are moist, sweet, and fudgey!
Social media is a funny thing.
It is so crazy to think that after years have passed since middle and high school, we are all still able to connect and enter into each other’s lives through the virtual world of Facebook.
We are able to see how each other’s lives have evolved since the last time we saw them. We get to see how people change and see if they are still who they are when we were all together in the classroom.
Fun fact, or maybe not so fun fact: high school was not a good time for me.
I was not into drinking and smoking, I was not into catty gossip, and I was left out a lot because of that. I had a jerk boyfriend who I look back on and wonder why I was so blind to be with him (for three years at that). I was often made fun of for being ambitious (literally, this one girl made fun of me for wanting so badly to get into my alma mater. HAHAH??)
I never felt like I could be myself except with a select group of girls (like… maybe three) because everyone else was so quick to tap into their judgments and be just plain mean. It was like everyone else was trying to be a certain way, and I was just trying to be myself, which apparently wasn’t acceptable.
There were many tears that no one saw, many days of dreading going to school that no one saw. I was social, I played sports year-round, I was in countless school clubs and organizations, I made good grades, on paper everything was great, but inside I was struggling more than anyone could realize.
But after all of it, I am actually thankful that I had that experience at that age. It made me a little bit stronger, it prepared me for whatever struggles were to come, and it taught me about myself. It was not fun at the time, and of course hindsight is 20/20, but I know those years turned out the way they did for a reason.
ANYWAY, THESE BROWNIES ARE THE BOMB.
I recently got some chickpea flour from Thrive Market and I’ve been totally experimenting with it. One experiment being these brownies, that thankfully turned out just as I had hoped.
These brownies are
And a little surprise with these: a combination of milk chocolate chunks and white chocolate chips. Like Emeril says…BAM!
- 1 cup chickpea flour
- ⅔ cup agave nectar or maple syrup
- 5 tbsp cocoa powder
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- ½ cup milk chocolate chunks (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare an 8x8 baking dish.
- Combine chickpea flour and cocoa powder in a large bowl.
- Add in nectar, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
- Fold in chocolate chips and stir to combine.
- Pour batter into baking dish and spread out evenly.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
Join the conversation:
Have you ever experienced anything like my high school years?
What’s your favorite type of flour to use?
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