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Resolution Brownies

chunky fudgy brownies

Dense and fudgy, these brownies are for serious chocolate lovers. You could skip the espresso powder, but it accentuates the depth of flavor. Think bittersweet with a healthy dose of flavonoids.

These are the brownies that other brownies wish they could be more like. Sturdy and fit for a hike, there is nothing delicate about them. Vegan friends, here’s a fudgy brownie recipe. And one more – this time for cocoa brownies.

As part of my resolution to eat more chocolate, I plan on eating one brownie a day. Join me?

Resolution Brownies


30 minutes

9 medium brownies

Dense, dark, and satisfying. Not overly sweet, these gluten free brownies are great for resolutions involving chocolate. Easy to mix by hand in about 5 minutes. Store extra brownies frozen to enjoy as needed.


  • 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup sugar (coconut or whatever is handy)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond meal, packed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine chocolate, oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, combine almond meal, cocoa powder, salt, espresso powder, and baking powder.

Add dry ingredients to liquid ingredients and stir to combine thoroughly. At this point, you may be contemplating the addition of a few chocolate chunks. Whatever you like.

Spread batter in a parchment lined 8" x 8" pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Lift brownies from pan onto cooling rack. Let cool completely before slicing for cleanest edges.



  1. Oh, these sound (and look!) delicious. And your resolution to eat one a day sounds pretty darned good to me! Happy New Year. 🙂

  2. Oh, Linda, you are simply brilliant! That’s a fabulous resolution! I wonder how many other “issues” in life could be helped (cured?) by eating more chocolate? These brownies look simply amazing. I’m resolving to make them soon! Just shared on All Gluten-Free Desserts so everyone else can get on board, too. 😉

    Happy New Year, dear!

    • Thank you so much Shirley! Earlier today, Johnna tweeted a link to a great post that asked “What if the only resolution you had this year was to have more fun?” I’ll gladly jump on that bandwagon. Happy New Year to you as well, Shirley!

      • Johnna is wonderful, isn’t she? Always sharing the most upbeat stuff and displaying an attitude to match! Love her! I just read that post and it is truly great. Perfect timing, too, as I’m working on my 2014 vision board. 🙂 I and Mr. GFE deserve as year of FUN. I mean who doesn’t really? 😉 Thanks so much for sharing that as I had missed Johnna’s tweet and thanks for the New Year wishes as well!


  3. I love all your clever and healthy food ideas, especially this one..these brownies look simply irresistible!

  4. These were seriously the BEST brownies ever! No one would have ever known they were gluten free. Thanks, I’ll be making these again and again!

  5. Hi. These were wonderful. Really wonderful. I used your GF flour blend rather than the almond meal. I shared them with friends and was asked for the recipe.


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