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Recipe Collection: Grain-Free Chocolate Walnut Cheesecake Brownies

admin October 31, 2013

Who doesn’t need a little dessert…now and then?

I try not to make desserts (in fact, right now, I’m supposed to be eating no sugar at all.  I’ve been mostly good).  When I do, I often try to go for grain-free options, because I feel like they’re healthier if they’re focused on ingredients that are not all carb.  They are going to involve sugar since they are dessert.  But at least I can skip the flour.

These brownies are so rich and fudgy that you only need a teeny, tiny piece.  Seriously.  (It would take me, like, 6 months to eat the pan by myself, for as often as I eat dessert…frozen in small squares.)  They would be great to take to a party, and especially nice for gluten-free friends, since, you know…they have no gluten and are safe.

(But just a small tip…if you are baking for someone who truly has an allergy to gluten, like a serious one, use only equipment that has been freshly cleaned with a new sponge, dried with a clean towel, and bake in a throw-away pan lined with parchment paper.  This helps to avoid cross-contamination so that your very sensitive friend will not refuse the dessert you so thoughtfully prepared.)

Even if you are not gluten-free, you will enjoy this one.  My husband doesn’t even like cheesecake or brownies…and he likes these.  That should say something.

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chocolate walnut cheesecake brownies

Grain-Free Chocolate Walnut Cheesecake Brownies

Makes about 16 small servings.

Ingredients:

  • ½ c. butter
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, divided
  • 1 c. sucanat, divided
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 2 tsp. vanilla, divided
  • ¼ c. cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 1 c. crispy walnuts

Directions:

In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt ½ c. butter, ½ c. cream cheese, and ¾ c. sucanat.  Beat together well.

Add 2 eggs, cocoa powder, and 1 tsp. vanilla.  Beat again until well combined; add the coconut flour and mix again until smooth.  Add the walnuts and stir briefly.  Set aside.

In another saucepan, add ½ c. cream cheese, 1 egg, 1 tsp. vanilla.  Mix until smooth.

Grease an 8″ round or 8×8 cake pan.  Pour 2/3 of chocolate batter in, then all of the white batter, then the remaining chocolate batter.  Use a toothpick to swirl together. Bake at 350 for 30 min., or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Grain-Free Chocolate Walnut Cheesecake Brownies

Makes about 16 small servings.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese, divided
  • 1 cup sucanat, divided
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 2 tsp vanilla, divided
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 cup crispy walnuts

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt ½ c. butter, ½ c. cream cheese, and ¾ c. sucanat. Beat together well.
  • Add 2 eggs, cocoa powder, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Beat again until well combined; add the coconut flour and mix again until smooth. Add the walnuts and stir briefly. Set aside.
  • In another saucepan, add ½ c. cream cheese, 1 egg, 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  • Grease an 8" round or 8x8 cake pan. Pour 2/3 of chocolate batter in, then all of the white batter, then the remaining chocolate batter. Use a toothpick to swirl together. 
  • Bake at 350 for 30 min., or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

How do you like your brownies — cake-like, or fudgy?

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2 Comments

  1. These look amazing! I may have to make them today! Thanks for the recipe.

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  2. When do you add the remaining 1/4 c. Of sucanat?

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