Gluten Free Brownies

While it may seem odd to include garbanzo beans (chick peas) in brownies, you will not be disappointed with the final product.  The protein in the beans balances out the sugar in the brownies so you don’t get a major sugar rush and then crash. They are also gluten free. YUM.  Enjoy in moderation :)

1 ½ best quality semisweet chocolate chips, carob chips or dark chocolate

2 cups canned garbanzo beans drained and rinsed

4 eggs

¾ cup brown rice syrup or ¾ cup agave

½ tsp baking powder

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan melt chocolate on low heat until creamy. In a blender or food processor combine beans and eggs. Add “sugar”, baking powder and chocolate. Process until smooth. Pour batter into a 9” or 8” buttered pan. Bake 45 minutes. They are even great frozen!



Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love my desserts and chocolate chip cookies rank right up there with ice cream.

Since I believe in moderation, I make Saturday night dessert night.  Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies


3 tbsp flaxseed oil

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup water

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup agave nectar

1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour – try chickpea (garbanzo) flour

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or carob chips

Heat Oven to 375. Whip together flaxseed oil & water.

Add coconut oil, vanilla and maple syrup. Stir in the rest of the ingredients

If the batter appears too wet, stir in some extra flour.

Drop tablespoons of batter onto greased cookie sheet, bake 8-10 mins.

Makes 24 cookies.