Foodster Friday: Easy G-Free Brownies

Do you ever feel like Pinterest has taken over most aspects of your life? Not only is it my go-to for home design ideas, and wanna-be fashionista pics, now it's sorta my food planner, too.

I saw

this recipe

for from-scratch brownies that gave the ingredient list without having to click-through, (laziness wins) and I happened to have them on hand.   I can't say brownies are my


dessert, but this preggo also hasn't been known to turn one down, so...

 The original recipe is not gluten-free, but I was out of regular flour, and happened to have some G-free flour mix, so I used it.  I also subbed coconut oil for the vegetable oil.  Healthier, and adds a subtle-tropical twist.

Super-quick and easy, and the halved recipe makes the perfect small batch for those of use who will sit and eat an entire pan, given the chance.

Flaky-crusty on top, ooey-goey on bottom.  More of a spoon-worthy brownie, really.

Quick & Easy G-Free Brownies


  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c Gluten-Free flour*  (I use Mama's Almond Blend - substitution ratio is 1:1, and you don't need other items like xantham or guar gum)
  • 1/3 c Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 c Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  1.  Pre-heat oven to 350 F
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl
  3. In a separate bowl, mix Eggs, Oil and Vanilla, then add to wet ingredients
  4. Stir until evenly mixed
  5.  Pour batter into small baking dish (I used an 8x6 pyrex)
  6. Bake @ 350 for 35-45 minutes, or until toothpick comes clean

Mmmmmm....Face plant.

*Recipe adapted from

A Few Short Cuts