I measured my flours by volume rather than weight this time. I spooned the flour into the measuring cup and leveled the top with the back of a knife. Feel free to use whatever flour blend you like if the flours I used don't suit you. Make sure to substitute a protein flour with a protein flour and a starch with a starch. No gluten substitutes like xanthan or guar gum are needed. This recipe would work well with all oat flour or even wheat flour if you eat gluten.
Canned pumpkin puree stands in for the oil, butter, and eggs in traditional brownie recipes, reducing the fat considerably while still adding a great texture and structure. Be sure to use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling.
I have tried this with both brown and white sugar with good results. You could even use all maple syrup if you wish.
The icing is a revelation. PB2 is a fat-reduced peanut flour. According to the package, there are only 1.5 grams of fat in a 12 gram (2 Tablespoons) serving. I mixed PB2 and cocoa powder with some maple syrup for sweetening and water or non-dairy milk to make an icing so smooth you would swear it had full-fat chocolate in it. Try this icing as a filling for Chocolate Cherry Linzer Cookies, Cinnamon Roll Biscuits, or Buckwheat Crepes, or on top of Chocolate Banana Muffins.
I have made these in both a ceramic and glass cake pan. If you want to use a metal pan, check for doneness after 30 minutes.
Finally, all my recipes are as gluten-free as I make them. If you have Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, please, make sure all your ingredients are gluten-free before you begin.
makes 16 brownies
1/3 cup teff flour
1/3 cup sorghum flour
1/3 cup tapioca starch
(or 1 cup of a gluten-free flour blend or other flour)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 398 ml (14 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used soy)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
9 heaping teaspoons apricot jam (I used all-fruit)
To your health and happiness,
Beans and Rice