Sugar- and gluten-free brownies

Almond flour brownies made uber decadent and delicious minus the sugar.

  Less than 45 minutes

Makes 16

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Ingredients:

  • 3 slabs (100g each) 70-90% dark chocolate
  • 1 cup (250g) butter
  • 3 extra-large eggs
  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla essence
  • 1¼ cups (200g) xylitol
  • 1½ cups (175g) almond flour
  • ½ packet (50g) walnuts, chopped
  • ½ packet (50g) hazelnuts, chopped

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C and grease a 25cm brownie pan.
  2. Melt 2 slabs chocolate and butter in the microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring in between until smooth. (You can also do this over a double boiler on the stove-top.)
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking well before adding the next one.
  4. Stir through vanilla, xylitol, almond flour and half the nuts.
  5. Pour into brownie pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until just set.
  6. Remove from oven and, while hot, dot with remaining chocolate.
  7. Spread chocolate over brownies with a spatula.
  8. Scatter with remaining nuts and cool.
  9. Slice and serve, or store in an airtight container for up to five days.

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