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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Brownie Update! Epresso Brownies!

Justin (my boyfriend) ran in a half marathon in Baltimore this weekend.  So I wanted to surprise him when he got home with his favorite treat...brownies.  I've made these brownies plain, and as cookie brownies (recipe one day soon...promise!), but I wanted to try a new way.  I love adding coffee to chocolate.  Even a hint of coffee actually enhances the chocolate flavor.  So remember the Blissful Brownies post I made?  I added 3 Tablespoons of Instant Espresso to that recipe.  If I thought those brownies were addictive before, I was wrong...well, I wasn't wrong, but the espresso in this new recipe makes them extra addictive.  The espresso makes them even richer, more chocolately, not to mention the espresso flavor gives it a bit more complexity.  Coffee and chocolate are meant to be together.  The addition of the espresso makes these brownies irresistible.  I may have had three...I think Justin may have had 5!  So while you should refer back to that post for the procedure, here are the ingredients again as a refresher.

Irresistible Gluten Free Espresso Brownies
Recipe adapted from The Weather In Cascadia, whose recipe was adapted from Gluten Free Goddess
Fills a 8'' X 8'' pan
- 4 oz 60% cocoa Ghiradeli bittersweet chocolate bar, roughly chopped 
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder (Hershey's, or any non-Dutch processed)
- 1 Tbsp canola oil (or vegetable)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 tsp gluten free vanilla
- 1/2 cup of almond flour (I used a coffee bean grinder to grind fresh almonds)
- 1/4 cup brown rice flour
- 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 3 Tbsp Instant Espresso (not ground espresso, I used Ferrara Instant Espresso)

I mixed the espresso in with the chocolate mixture right before adding the chocolate to my mixer.  For the full procedure go to the original post for my Gluten Free Brownies.  Enjoy!


  1. wow I also love to try this espresso brownies I bet the smells much stronger than a usual brownies hmmm =)

  2. Regular brownies make my kitchen smell like brownies and the rest of my house has that nice subtle smell of "There's something in the oven so come down to the kitchen!" The smell from these espresso brownies took over my entire house! No one was complaining about that =)

  3. love Brownies, looks spectacular.