Prune Chocolate Brownies (Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free)

Gluten-Free Prune Chocolate Brownies

Now that it’s February, are you ready to set the green smoothies and kale salads aside for some gluten-free chocolate brownies?

Of course you are.

These gluten-free and vegan prune chocolate brownies are sort of detoxifying, because prunes are loaded with fibre that helps us poop on the regular and eliminate harmful wastes. Just in case that makes you feel better.

I seriously hope that all of the prune posts of late aren’t causing a mad rush of blog unsubscribes. But I also hope maybe some of you are viewing prunes in a new light and discovering new ways to eat them? I haven’t received any hate mail yet, so I’m optimistic. PRUNE LOVERS UNITE.

Are you telling me you would turn one of these down?

Gluten-free Chocolate Prune Brownies

No, I don’t think you would.

Prunes add natural sweetness and moisture to these brownies and you’re not going to notice they’re in there. For this recipe, I created a ‘prune paste’ – similar to date paste. God, ‘prune paste’ doesn’t sound appetizing. Prune puree? Hmm, better. Prune caramel? Yessssss.

This recipe is a cake-like brownie, as opposed to a fudgy one. I don’t have passionate feelings about the cakey-vs-fudgy brownie debate, but I tend to bake my brownies for a little longer because undercooked gluten-free flours generally don’t taste very good. However, if you love your brownies on the fudgier side, then you could bake these for 22-25 minutes instead. Also, depending on the sweetness of your prunes, you could reduce the coconut sugar in the recipe to 1/3 cup.

Do you think we could make prune caramel a thing? Let’s hashtag it up, shall we? #prunecaramelrocks.

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Prune Chocolate Brownies (Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free)
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12-16 brownies
Ingredients
  • 1 ¼ cups dried prunes, about 22-24, soaked in hot water for 15-20 minutes
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¾ cup brown rice flour
  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • scant ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Remove the prunes from the water with a slotted spoon and transfer them to the bowl of a food processor. Add 2 tbsp of the soaking water to the prunes and blend until it becomes a coarse paste.
  3. Add the coconut milk and coconut oil. Blend until mostly smooth, about 45 seconds.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again until everything is incorporated.
  5. Line an 8x8-inch square pan with parchment paper. Spread the brownie mixture into the pan (it will be thick). Wet a spatula and use it to smooth the batter evenly.
  6. Bake for 28-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely on a cooling rack.

 

 

 

 

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5 Responses to Prune Chocolate Brownies (Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free)

  1. Erin February 9, 2016 at 7:24 pm #

    ooooo I am totally into this! Like so much, I think I might have to go out and buy some dried prunes! Pinned!!

  2. Ellen February 23, 2016 at 7:42 am #

    Are these not very sweet with 1 1/4 cup dried prunes and 1/2 cup coconut sugar as well ?? I would think you can leave the sugar out ?

    • Sondi February 23, 2016 at 8:56 am #

      They are on the sweeter side. You can absolutely leave the sugar out if you’d like!

  3. Leslie March 12, 2016 at 6:35 am #

    That looks delicious! My go-to gluten free brownie mix is this one:
    http://www.purebrandsusa.com/#!product-page/cczr/b7ad8eb1-ff5a-c0c8-9f5c-cb13cc0350e1
    I’ll have to try your recipe soon.

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