Turtle Brownies (Gluten free/ Dairy free)

Yes you have all figured out (and I have said it many times), I love chocolate!
The only thing better than chocolate, is chocolate and caramel together!

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Having food allergies we all see these wonderful treat is the stores or on TV that we can’t possibly eat, due to our food allergies. Even most of the “gluten free” products out there still have dairy, refined sugar, and nasty fats in them.
Well, I see these foods and say, “How can I make that so I can eat it?”
I really do enjoy the challenge of seeing a picture and creating a yummy treat from it.

Turtle Brownies (Gluten Free/ Dairy free)

Brownie Base:
2 c. gluten free flour mix
1 tsp. xanthan gum
2/3 c. cocoa
1 1/2 c. palm sugar (or desired granular sugar)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. sea salt

2/3 c. coconut oil
2/3 c. unsweetened apple sauce
1 Tbsp. vanilla
3 eggs

1 1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts

Caramel Topping:
3/4 c. palm sugar (or desired granular sugar)
1 Tbsp. tapioca starch

3/4 c. coconut cream (or desired cream)
1/3 c. coconut oil

1 1/2 c. chopped dairy free dark chocolate or chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line 11″ by 17″ baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl whisk together  flour mix, xanthan gum, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In another bowl beat coconut oil, apple sauce, vanilla, and eggs. Add flour mixture and only beat until just mixed.
Spread batter into prepared pan. Spread nuts over the top. Bake for 13 minutes.
While brownie mixture is baking make caramel. In a small pan whisk together sugar and starch, then add in cream and oil. Bring to a boil, whisking continuously. Turn off pan as mixture starts to thicken. Pour over brownie mixture. Return to oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and top with chocolate.

Let cool and cut into squares. These squares are so decadent that you may want to cut them smaller than I do.

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Makes 40  approximately 2″ by 2″ squares.

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Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Dairy Free)

Who doesn’t just love Chocolate Cake? Alright, well chocolate in general…. Mmmmmm 🙂

As you get to know me you will realize that I am a HUGE chocolate fan!!!

…. Oh  sorry, I was just dreaming of chocolate… 🙂

So if  you are a fan of Chocolate Cake, then this is the recipe for you!

This cake is so moist and flavourful, that no one would know that it is gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. I had a friend say to me, “Well if you took all of that out then whats left?” After she tried it, she fell in love…

bet know that you will fall in love too!!

The Best Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

2 c. gluten free flour mix
1 tsp. xanthan gum
3/4 c. cocoa
2 c. palm sugar (or desired granular sugar)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
4 eggs
2 c. almond milk (or desired milk)
1/2 c. canola oil (or other mild oil)
2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix dry ingredients together. In another bowl  beat wet ingredients together. Add dry ingredients in wet.
Beat on low for 30 seconds; scrape down sides of bowl. Beat on medium for for two minutes.
Pour batter into greased pan and bake on middle rack.
25-30 minutes for two 9 inch round pan or
42-47 minutes for 9 by 13 inch pan or until toothpick come out clean.

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I quite often make a batch of mini cupcakes, icing them and freeze them, just to have on hand any time.
Makes about 6-7 dozen and you bake them for 11-13 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Why not top them with Chocolate Icing or Cinnamon Sweet Potato Icing .