Fudge Friendly Brownies – Gluten Free

Fudge Friendly Brownies – Gluten Free

By Susan Arruda

We’ve slashed the fat and sugar without losing any of the decadent chocolaty flavour! These are a big hit with chocolate lovers! 

YIELD: 16 servings


1/3 cup unadulterated, pure butter 
1 cup or 8 oz. of chopped dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp. maple syrup
½ cup organic cane sugar or maple sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1/3 cup pure unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder, sifted
1/3 cup arrowroot powder, sifted
1 tsp. ground chia seeds
1 tsp. ground amaranth seeds
½ tsp. ground cinnamon

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1/2 cup rough chopped dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips


Melt the butter and dark chocolate chips using a double boiler method (or microwave) stirring constantly until chocolate is melted. Add the maple syrup and stir. Remove from heat. Add the sugar, vanilla and beaten eggs and stir to combine.
Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and combine to the wet ingredients. Stir to combine all ingredients together well, using a large mixing spoon.
Add the chopped nuts, if desired.

Line an 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper or foil, or grease with butter or oil.

Bake in a pre-heated 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for approximately 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.