November 12, 2010

Gluten Free Brownies

With only 9 days left until I am a marathoner, I find myself starving at all times. I wake up hungry, eat all day long, and even wake up in the middle of the night to fix myself random meals. Two nights ago, I had a midnight snack of gluten free cheerios, almond milk & chocolate chips. Yes, I put chocolate chips in my cereal. It seems that training for a marathon & starting a business at the same time requires lots of energy and although I usually focus on fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains & lean proteins as my main energy sources, right now I'm just trying to get as many calories in my body as I possibly can.

And what better way to get those calories than to eat brownies for breakfast, right? Please don't worry though. The brownies are just my side dish next to a stack of pancakes, a bowl of fruit and yogurt. Like I said, I'm hungry!!!

I came up with a new brownie recipe the other day and just had to share it with you. These are so good and stay moist for days!

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Gluten Free Brownies
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
1/4 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
3/4 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp Almond Extract (optional but fabulous!)
2 Eggs or equivalent Egg Replacer
1/2 cup Gluten Free Flour (I use the flour mixture from this recipe)
1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup chopped Walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9" x 9" cake pan and set aside.
In a medium bowl, beat the oil, applesauce, and sugar until well combined. Add the vanilla & almond extracts and eggs and beat well.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking powder & salt. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and combine well. Stir in the walnuts.
Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until toothpick dipped in the center comes out clean.
Enjoy!
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5 comments :

  1. Yummy!!!!!
    Sounds and looks delicious!
    Eat as much as you can, you will need those calories! Good luck on the marathon!

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  2. Yum! That reminds me of a delicious recipe I had at the Peninsula NY. Heard they have some new mini coopers that'll have to cart me around if I eat too many of these!

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  3. These are in my oven right now!! I'll let you know how they turn out! :)

    Good luck, girlfriend!

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  4. I've only been reading your blog for two months and I'm already visually picking out all the Gluten free products on the shelf as I shop. I never paid attention to them before. Do you work for the Gluten Free Movement?

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  5. Glad you all like the recipe!
    @Scatman: I EAT for the gluten free movement ;)

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