Chocolate Brownie Cups

I literally just took down my Christmas lights and now Valentine’s day is being jammed down my throat, everywhere I turn there’s yet another heart shaped something. Can you tell I’m single?!

valentines-day

Truth, single or not, I’ve never really been a fan of the V-day. Probably because it’s always been such a let down. Sorry to all the ex boyfriends out there, but PS most of you SUCKED!!! Valentine’s day for me is a lot like New Years Eve. You have all these expectations but then the countdown begins and you start thinking, maybe an 11pm bedtime might have been a better plan??? But back to “celebrating” Valentines Day, I’ve often thought about pulling the rom-com move, you know where the gal shows up in the trench coat at the front door as the gift, (need to find a boyfriend first) but then reality sets in…

It’s never fun getting into a cold car when you’re wearing a million layers, so who wants to do that wearing lace during a Canadian winter??? Plus knowing my luck I’d probably get pulled over. But let’s just say I don’t get pulled over, and I do make it to the front door, now what?!

KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK

images-2I feel like at this point I would just stand there with my coat on making small talk as my body attempts to warm up after the frigid car ride over. Would probably make for a good story some day, but I think I’ll pass for now and just plan to eat A LOT of chocolate tomorrow.

But if you’re thinking that you want to do something special for that special someone, I say ditch the trench coat and make some Chocolate Brownie Cups instead, they’re delicious, gluten, AND garter free.

chocolate-brownie

Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cups
Makes 12

Ingredients:
1 tbsp. chia + 3 tbsp water
1/2 cup coconut oil
100g of dark chocolate of your choice
1/3 cup coconut sugar or cane sugar
1 cup apple sauce
1 tbsp. vanilla
2/3 cups garbanzo bean flour
1/4 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Heat oven to 350F then line a cupcake pan with liners and set aside.

Next up you’ll want to add the chia seeds to warm water and let them thicken which takes about 5 minutes.

Now into a small sauce pan add your chocolate chips, coconut oil and coconut sugar and melt over medium low heat stirring until combined. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a small mixing bowl toss your applesauce and vanilla then add your chia seed mixture. In another bowl toss in all your dry ingredients then slowly start to combine all of your bowls into one.

Pour the batter into your muffin cups, then bake for about 14 minutes, but DO NOT OVER BAKE or you won’t get that dense fudge brownie centre. It’s like a brownie and cupcake had the most delicious baby.

gluten-free-cupcake

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!! (Said through a mouth full of chocolate)

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