These caramel chocolate chip cookie brownies will blow your mind. This flourless dessert is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free, and yet it is so incredibly decadent. The brownie layer is a fudgy chocolate taste explosion, the chocolate chip cookie layer is buttery and crumbly, and the caramel sauce… pure luscious naughtiness. (Psst, there’s also a video with step-by-step instructions!)
You know those ideas that are so insane they are actually brilliant? This recipe is one of them.
I mean, just how insane do you have to be to think to yourself: “I know, I’ll throw together chocolate chip cookies, caramel sauce and brownies, and bake it all in one pan. And, oh why not, let’s make the whole thing flourless and dairy free… and refined sugar free.”
These paleo brownies are about as healthy as a brownie can get – but that certainly doesn’t prevent them from being perfectly dense, fudgy, sweet and delicious. The dairy free avocado ganache makes these gluten free brownies even more spectacular… and no, you can’t taste the avocado. (Psst, there’s a RECIPE VIDEO as well!)
Let me tell you something about food bloggers:
(1) It feels bloody amazing to describe myself as one.
(2) We usually get the best recipe ideas at the worst possible moment (like that one time in the lab with concentrated hydrochloric acid in hand… or at two in the morning… or in the middle of a conversation with a normal person (a.k.a. not a food blogger) who’s now probably afraid of you after you started squealing excitedly about an ohmygosh-totally-brilliant-recipe-I’ve-just-thought-of).
(3) We count our food-blogging lives in terms of unusual milestones.
These gluten free brownies are just the right amount of sweet, gooey and chocolatey. The chopped pecans add a wonderful crunch, and the addition of salt and coffee into the brownie batter makes their flavour pop. Easy and quick to make, this just might be your new favourite brownie recipe.
Raise your hand if you love brownies. Oh, you too?
Perfectly understandable, really – what’s not to love about gooey heaps of chocolate goodness? (Barring, of course, you’re one of that strange breed of humans that *gasp* don’t like chocolate.)