Snarfy’s Easy Brownies

I had a hankering for some brownies.  I couldn’t help it.  I need to get back on the gluten free/reduced gluten train, but… but… brownies.  Sorry the image is a little dark, but I got through eating most of the brownies I had dished up before I remembered to take a picture and by that point I was too lazy to go back to an area with better lighting.

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Snarfy’s Easy Brownies

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
Chocolate Chips

Preheat the oven to 350 deg F.  Grease and flour an 8×8″ baking pan.

Melt the stick of butter in a pot.  Remove from heat and add sugar, eggs and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, combine cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder.  Add to the wet ingredients and mix well.  Stir in your desired amount of chocolate chips.  (I use about 1/3 to 1/2 of a normal sized bag, so… that’s like… a half cup or a whole cup, right?  JUST EYEBALL IT!)

Pour the batter into your prepared baking pan and bake in your oven for 25-30 minutes.  Allow to cool slightly before cutting into squares or just tearing into the tray of yummies. Make sure to eat your fill now because if you live with other people, there won’t be any more brownies by morning.

Recipe can be doubled for a 9×13″ pan.  BTW, these fall somewhere between “cake” and “fudge” brownies.

If you would like to go all out and frost them…

Frosting

3 TBSP butter, softened
3 TBSP cocoa powder
1 TBSP honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar

Combine all ingredients until smooth.  Frost brownies while warm.  You can also melt the butter and make more of a glaze-like frosting instead if you like.

NOTE: I’ve tried this recipe again with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Flour and it was still good!  Only because we had the real gluten version so close to the gluten free version could we tell the difference.  The difference lies somewhere in the texture, but I haven’t figured out if I want to experiment more yet and try adding something like Xanthan Gum or just leave it be.  Honestly, it’s good enough for a 1:1 swap that I just might not mess with it any further.  Go!  Make brownies!

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