Ambrosial Brownies ~ Easy & Grain-Free

First things first folks, a note on the title…

I was going to call this recipe Decadent Chocolate Brownies, but, on a whim, looked up the word decadent in the dictionary. See, I have this tendency to throw words out there that I’ve heard all my life. I know the context they <usually> are used in and the general idea behind the word, but sometimes I’m surprised when I look them up. Well, decadent was one such surprise and, since I didn’t want to deceive my readers into thinking I’m giving them a recipe for brownies that were in “the process of falling into an inferior condition or state, deteriorating or decaying”, I chose a more appealing word and one that doesn’t so readily come to mind, or didn’t until today – ambrosial. The definition is a favorable fit for these chocolatey brownies – “exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; delicious or fragrant. Worthy of the gods; divine.”

So there you have it!

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I don’t believe you’ll find an easier recipe for brownies, so without further ado I bring you…

Ambrosial Brownies

1 c. butter or coconut oil

1 c. sucanut, organic cane sugar or coconut palm sugar

1/2 c. unsweetened  cocoa powder

3 eggs

1 T. vanilla

3 T. coconut or almond flour

1 c. chopped nuts (optional)

1 c. dark chocolate chips (optional)

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt butter in a medium sized sauce pan. Remove from heat and add sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add eggs and beat to combine. Stir in nut flour and then nuts and chocolate chips.
  • Pour into a buttered cast iron skillet, 12 muffin cups, or a 9×9 casserole dish. (For easy greasing, place a small amount of butter in your dish and put in the heating oven for a few minutes until the butter starts to melt. )

Bake the skillet sized pan for 20 minutes.

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Bake muffin tins for 15 minutes.

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Allow to partially cool to avoid burning your tongue and enjoy with whipped cream or ice cream.

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Can someone explain to me why decadent ever became a popular word to describe food?

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9 thoughts on “Ambrosial Brownies ~ Easy & Grain-Free

  1. You and your words!!! You and your food!!! You and your blog!!!

    I love it all!

    So….when are you going to send me some?

    On a side note….the party today was amazing. And I think I might have a new favorite dessert. It’s Swedish and I have no idea how to write the name…so I’m keeping you in suspense for a while. But OH MY WORD!!!!

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