I have many recipes for brownies but this recipe for gluten free chocolate truffle brownies is the first successful recipe I made gluten free. They’re made with quinoa flour only and are a delicious basic brownie recipe that can be varied in so many ways.
Being naturally gluten free this is the kind of brownie recipe you should share with the whole family. Even if you’ll never eat what they make it’s a step toward people understanding that wheat flour is no longer essential for baking.
Quinoa seems to be continuing it’s label as a super food so that aspect will appeal to some people. Obviously you would need to buy quinoa flour to make these Chocolate Truffle Brownie but it’s available at the grocery store, and sometimes it even has a gluten free label.
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Sharing is Caring
I take brownies to school meetings, work meetings or Pot Luck dinners and I send them to teachers, neighbours and friends. I give them as a thank you or just a nice surprise. Whether I deliver them in little cellophane bags with pretty ribbon or pile them on a tray topped with m&m’s (gluten free!) everyone loves them.
5 Ways To Serve Brownies for Dessert
I love making brownies look like the magazine photos I was loved looking at when I was learning to cook. We eat with our eyes first so I always try and make my plates look nice. I might even use a hot knife and a ruler to cut them perfectly.
Then just use your imagination and present your chocolate truffle brownies (or any brownie recipe) in your own style based on the season. Here are 5 ideas to get you started.
- Valentine Brownies: Add white chocolate chunks and bake your brownies in a heart shaped pan for Valentine’s. Drizzle with melted white chocolate and add some Valentine sprinkles for colour.
- Coffee Addict Brownies: Add chopped chocolate-covered coffee beans and some instant coffee to the batter. After cutting them, top each brownie with a dab of whipped cream, icing or melted chocolate and single chocolate-covered coffee bean.
- Nuts About Chocolate: Add roasted nuts to the batter. Drizzle cooked brownies with melted white chocolate in one direction and dark chocolate in the opposite direction. Cut into tiny squares or triangles and top with a single raspberry or an edible flower.
- Chocolate and Berries: Baked in a round pan with a removable bottom. Serve whole on a pedestal tray topped with a generous amount of whipped cream and pile on any combination of fresh berries.
- Ice Cream Cake: Cut a square brownie in half horizontally, add a layer of ice cream, the second brownie half and a final layer of raspberry sorbet for a stunning Raspberry Brownie Ice Cream Cake.
Get The Tools
Every kitchen needs a few tools and two square baking pans is the most basic tool. You can bake so many things with just these two pans I still think it’s amazing. From granola bars to sushi pizza to Australian Lamingtons there is no end to the value of these pans. You don’t need the most expensive ones but so yourself a favour and don’t buy the cheapest ones either.
- 8-inch square carbon steel baking pan
- 8-inch square silicone baking pan
- 9-inch square stoneware baking dish
Did you successfully make this recipe with a different flour? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below and tell me how you served them.
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Chocolate Truffle Brownies
- 4 oz unsweetened chocolate
- ¾ cup butter
- 1½ cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1¼ cups quinoa flour
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Line an 8 inch x 8 inch cake pan with foil and lightly grease the foil.
- In a small pan melt chocolate and butter together over low heat stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Add the sugar and stir until combined.
- In a large bowl beat eggs and vanilla together. Add chocolate-sugar mixture to eggs.
- Sprinkle flour over chocolate mixture. Fold in flour and milk until combined.
- Fold in nuts if using.
- Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake in center of oven for 22-25 minutes until brownie comes away from the sides of the pan but is still moist and fudgy in the center. Cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate before cutting.