Thursday, May 15, 2014

Gluten-Free Tiramisu Brownies

Ingredients Brownie Base
  • 2 1/2 cups cashew flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup bitter sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup freshly brewed espresso (add 1 sachet instant coffee and dissolve for a more intense coffee flavor)
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup raw virgin coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoon unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 eggs
Ingredients Tiramisu Cream
  • 8oz mascarpone
  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 egg yolks (only if you have fresh eggs; it will taste good without yolks, too)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (in place of Amaretto)
Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking dish with parchment paper.  Add coconut oil to a small saucepan and melt over low heat.
In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients for brownie base: cashew flour, coconut flour, baking soda, cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
Using a medium sized bowl, mix all wet ingredients for brownie base: espresso, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, apple sauce and eggs.
Make sure the eggs are mixed in well and there are no strings. If necessary, use a hand mixer.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix (by hand) until well incorporated. The batter will be thick, that’s ok!
Fill brownie batter into your baking dish and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes. Do the tooth pick test: If you stick a tooth pick down the middle and batter crumbs stick to it, you need to continue baking.
Allow brownie base to fully cool off.
Mascarpone and cream cheese should be at room temperature. Combine all Tiramisu Cream ingredients and mix with hand mixer until you have a smooth cream.
Spread on top of your now cold brownie base and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Brownie base by itself keeps for up to 5 days. Tiramisu cream containing egg yolk should be consumed within 2 days.

1 comment:

  1. Brownies and Tiramisu are my favorite dessers so I am gonna totally try this recipe! thanks :)