9/9/13

GF double chocolate brownies with GF oreo's

After making those insanely good double gluten free chocolate muffins, it was only a matter of time before I made brownies.

Pretty much the same recipe, but I added in a bit of gluten free firming texture (white rice flour) to help them be cake-like.  So this batch of GF brownies is cake-like and yes, the next batch of brownies I make will be fudge-like.
We have cake-like brownies, fudge-like, chewy, and what else?
Tell me and I will make them!  
I love a good gluten free challenge. 
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After making my first batch of GF brownies I didn't even have time to snap photos, they were gone.
Hubby took them away.  
But this is good..... On Monday I had planned to make another batch for the blog. After stopping at Trader Joe's and finding the best present ever: gluten free JoJo's!
And I swear these JoJo's are waaaay better than the regular ones.  
I think they are tastier, and lighter, with still a nice crisp.
So naturally I had to add these tasty little JoJo's heaven to the brownies--I mean it's a no-brainer.
And I'm so glad I did.
These brownies are so good, so light, yet have such a deep chocolate flavor and the best part?
The JoJo's did not get soggy while baking!  So yes kids we have cake-like brownies with a nice hint of
crispy texture.  
Amen.
Who knew gluten free baking could be this good?
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That topping tastes as good as it looks in this photo.
Even if you don't have a problem gluten you need to try this recipe!
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gluten free double chocolate brownies with gluten free oreo's

3 cups almond meal
6 oversized TB unsweetened good quality cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
2 ts  gluten free baking powder
4 TB white rice flour
1 ts of espresso powder (I used a Starbucks Via)
¾ ts sea salt
16 TB unsalted butter, room temp
4 large eggs + 2 egg yolks, room temp
1 and ½ ts pure vanilla extract
¾ cup heavy cream, not too cold
½ - ¾ cup high quality semisweet chocolate chips
a couple handfuls of high quality milk chocolate chips
1 box of Trader Joe’s Gluten Free JoJo’s (vanilla or chocolate)

cook notes:
make sure to use parchment paper as almond meal sticks to everything and is not forgiving.  I used gluten free oreo’s in this and they were great; held up great to baking.  You can use either the vanilla GF JoJo’s or the chocolate ones.
I used one sleeve of cookies for the middle and the other sleeve I crushed to sprinkle on the top of brownies.
With gluten free baking, for me, it’s hard to tell when they are done baking as the “clean toothpick” test does leave some wet crumbs on the stick, but this means they are done.  So your best bet is to look for non-jiggly middle.
I left the amount of chocolate chips iffy.  Up to you how much  you want to use.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper (I took two sheets, cut in half and lined up pan).
In a large bowl, combine almond meal, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, espresso powder, white rice flour, and baking powder. Stir and then add in the softened butter, and mix to well combined; lumps ok as long as they are small.
In a small bowl or large measuring cup, mix the eggs, vanilla extract, and heavy cream until well mixed.  Add this to the dry mixture and mix well; lumps ok. Then add in the chocolate chips and mix.
Pour little more than half the batter into prepared baking pan, smooth out batter making sure to get all the corners filled.  Then add in a layer of cookies, then pour on the remaining brownie batter over top.  Use a spatula to get it evenly coated.   Then sprinkle on the crushed JoJo’s all over the top.
These bake up fast!  Mine were done at the 25-minute mark. 
You’ll know they are done by a non-jiggly middle.  A cake tester in the middle will leave some crumbs.
Please let these cool at least an hour before slicing; they really do need to set up/firm up.

19 comments:

  1. Baking god! Seriously- you must dream sweetness!

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  2. Oh man these look awesome! Great that almond flour can make such a high quality brownie.

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  3. The Oreos make these extra fun! I really can't believe they're GF!

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  4. They look incredible! And way to go with keeping them GF! I have an Oreo recipe I am posting this week, too!

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  5. Yep, those GF Joe-Joe's are the best. Love your brownie recipe!

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  6. Who knew TJs had gluten-free Jo Jo's?! I'm looking for those on my next trip!

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  7. Wow!!! These look incredible. I must say... gluten free has never looked SO good before :)

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  8. These look amazing. And wanted to let you know I baked your quarter pound double chocolate cookies.They were incredible and were quickly devoured by my daughter who came home for a week. She did run the entire time she was here as she said it made the cookies go down easier. That way she could have two instead of one! thanks for the winner!

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  9. So, GF means they're healthy
    and that means I should eat more of them,
    riiiiight? ;)

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  10. These brownies look absolutely perfect.. and all those cookies! YES!

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  11. To die for! These look like chocolate heaven!

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  12. You never cease to amaze me Dawn. You are the baking queen!

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  13. Well, don't these just look AHHHH-MAZING! WOW! :)
    www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com

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  14. i finally entered a trader joes a couple of weeks ago. i never wanted to leave. :)

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  15. oh goodness, these look fabulous. and GF? even better. love love love.

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  16. This is a sweet tooth girls dream aka ME :D can't wait to try this, the oreo makes it look even yummier!

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  17. I had no idea there are gluten free oreos. Fun recipe!

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