Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies With Oat Flour

Updated on February 16, 2019
David AZ Cohen PhD profile image

My daughter, a gluten-intolerant 2nd-degree black belt, loves these chocolate brownies!

Source

Gluten-Free Baking Can Be Expensive

We all know how expensive, and challenging, it can be to bake for friends and family who are gluten intolerant. When my daughter was diagnosed a couple of years ago, we frantically searched for recipes that were affordable—as well as good, quick, and easy to make.

Our task was made even more difficult by the fact that we are orthodox Jews. On Sabbath and Holy Days, we must prepare cake and bread that is made from one of the "five grains" (wheat, barley, spelt, rye, and oats). Most of the recipes we found call for "gluten-free flour," which tend to be blends of rice, potato, tapioca, etc.

Gluten-free oat flour is outrageously expensive here (about $9-10 for 500 grams), so when I figured out this recipe (based on an amalgamation of two others), which uses a small amount of oat flour that goes a long way, we were thrilled. And, it turns out, my daughter loves the result.

Originally, we made these brownies with three eggs, but now we use only two. I suggest making the recipe according to instructions the first time, then modify it to your liking.

I melt my chocolate in the microwave because it's fast and easy. Any method you use, however, is OK.

The end result is moist, chewy, and delicious brownies. All of my kids love them, and my daughter uses her Taekwondo skills to fend off her siblings!

Tip

If you can't find gluten-free oat flour, use gluten-free oats and grind them in a blender or food processor until they are of a fine and uniform consistency.

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup white sugar

For Melting Chocolate:

  • 3/4 cup chocolate
  • 1/2 cup canola oil

Wet ingredients:

  • 2 eggs, mixed, not separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup apple juice

Instructions

  1. Combine dry ingredients: oat flour, salt, baking powder, cocoa powder, and sugar.
  2. Melt the chocolate into the oil. (I do this in a microwave: 30 seconds on the highest setting, stir, and if necessary repeat. Two rounds in the microwave usually does it. Any method that works for you is OK.)
  3. Add remaining wet ingredients: eggs (2 is plenty for us, but if you want the brownies to be even moister, use 3), vanilla, apple juice, and mixture of melted chocolate and oil.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry, and stir well until the mixture is clump-free and of a uniform consistency.
  5. Bake at 180 C (356 F) in an oiled 20 cm (8 inch)* pan for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a rack and enjoy! Freeze well.

* Pan size conversion is from: https://thecompletecookbook.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/cake-tin-size-conversions/

This recipe uses only oat flour. If you are an observant Jew, the blessing is "mezonot."

Questions & Answers

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Margaret Schindel profile image

      Margaret Schindel 

      13 days ago from Massachusetts

      These sound just wonderful, David! Our oven is on the fritz at the moment, but I hope to try this recipe once we have a working oven again.

    • Angel Guzman profile image

      Angel Guzman 

      3 weeks ago from Joliet, Illinois

      Apple juice huh? Hmm very interest recipe David. Would love to try it! Mmm

    • vocalcoach profile image

      Audrey Hunt 

      3 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Thanks for sharing this gluten free recipe. I love chocolate. I'll be making these brownies this weekend. Oh Boy!

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      3 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      My brother is gluten intolerant. These brownies sound delicious. The apple juice sounds good, and I'll be trying this recipe.

    • Kaili Bisson profile image

      Kaili Bisson 

      3 weeks ago from Canada

      These brownies sound amazing and I really like the idea of adding apple juice. I will definitely give these a try!

    • profile image

      Miriam 

      2 months ago

      Sounds tasty. Thanks...

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, delishably.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://delishably.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)