Cauliflower Brownies (Low Carb and Gluten Free)
Yes, you read that right! I made brownies with cauliflower! It’s kooky and over the top, even for me! But before you call the men in white coats to take me to the funny farm, hear me out! These low carb brownies are surprisingly delicious! At least this batch was – the first attempt…not so much! Hubs spit it into the garbage, as did my four year old who pronounced them “gross!”
I have to agree – batch one was pretty nasty – tasted like… well… pretty much what you would imagine cauliflower and chocolate might taste like when mixed together! And the texture was way off. So I tossed them into the trash and made some adjustments – less cauliflower, more chocolate, more coconut flour, and some cinnamon, among other things.
It was with a considerable amount of trepidation that I cut into version 2.0 – I really had no idea if they would taste better than the first round. It kills me to waste ingredients, but I just had to try this recipe again because I knew it could work! I’m so glad I didn’t throw in the towel on this one! I knew as soon as I cut into them that they would be good – they had a nice “crumb” to them but also a fudgy texture, that for me, is critical to a good brownie. Intensely chocolatey, slightly sweet, and not a hint of cauliflower to be found, these low carb brownies are definitely among my most unusual and successful recipe creations!
And how did my husband (sworn hater of cauliflower) like them? He said: “I’m not planning to give up regular brownies any time soon, but these are actually really good! I’d never have known they had cauliflower in them if you hadn’t told me.” Win!
I can’t wait to see how many of you are intrepid enough to try them, and find out what you think! I triple dog dare you! ;)
The serving size for these is about 1.5 inch square, because they are so rich and chocolatey you really don’t need much. But if you are making a low carb brownie sundae out of them, which I highly recommend (try my sugar free mint ice cream with these), you might want to cut them a little larger. This recipe is pretty low in calories, so feel free to splurge if you want to!
Now I’m off to make some cauliflower ice cream. Ha ha, just kidding! Or am I??? ;)
Approximate nutrition info per brownie: 69 calories, 6g fat, 1.5g net carbs, 2g protein
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