Gluten free pear brownies

Today Arthur and I both woke up with a cold…Urgh! And with little ones around its only a matter of time until we are all suffering. Luckily we rescued about 300 tiny plastic animals from the charity shop yesterday so hopefully those and some warm comforting brownies will keep everyone amused today. I love brownies…or choc browlows as Arthur calls them. These little beauties are refined sugar free, gluten free and have surprise pears inside them…what more could you ask for?

Gluten free pear brownies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder (or good quality cocoa powder)
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or runny honey 
  • 3 large eggs 
  • 2 small ripe pears (pealed and sliced)

Method 

Preheat the oven to 190/gas 5 and line a 20x20cm brownie tin with grease proof paper

Place oatmeal, cacao powder and baking powder in a large bowl and mix together.

Add the melted coconut oil, maple syrup (or honey), vanilla and eggs. 

Stir until all ingredients are combined.

Pour half the mixture into the tin and spread evenly. 

Arrange the pear slices on top and then cover with the remaining mixture making sure to spread it out flat. 

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Allow to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring onto a wire rack. 

Slice into squares and enjoy as they are or with some fresh pear and Greek yoghurt on the side. 

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