My Double Chocolate Brownies Recipe from Scratch is a healthy gluten free dessert that tastes exactly like the real thing, if not better.
You’ll get more than brownies from this recipe!
First, you’ll find out why we love these child-friendly brownies. Second, I’ll teach you how to turn this into a Weed Brownies recipe, and finally, you’ll get to hear a bit about my thoughts on marijuana and cannabis in general.
Brownies Recipe from Scratch
For starters, my husband and the boys go bonkers for my Double Chocolate Brownies from Scratch sans cannabis.
They adore this gooey treat, and I love that this easy gluten free brownies recipe is beyond simple!
Brownies Recipe Simple
I love that the ingredients for this easy brownies recipe go directly from food processor, to baking dish, to oven, in under 10 minutes.
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Recipe for Brownies with Walnuts
Made with just a few ingredients, including a nut free base of coconut flour and sweetened with maple syrup, my brownies with walnuts have a rich flavor and wonderful crunch.
Allergic to Nuts
Don’t fret! If you’re allergic to nuts, leave the walnuts out for a divinely dense brownies recipe from scratch that everyone can enjoy.
Need more support? Check out my Nut Free Recipes page, or grab a copy of Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry –more than two-thirds of the recipes in the book are nut free and perfect for those allergic to nuts.
What is in Brownies?
Some brownie recipes use cocoa powder, not this one. The chocolate flavor comes from dark chocolate chips ground down in the food processor, and they make this recipe extra rich.
Now, on to the recipe! Gluten free brownies from scratch, here we come.
Double Chocolate Brownies from Scratch
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup grapeseed oil or palm shortening or salted butter
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips
- Place ½ cup chocolate chips in food processor and pulse until the consistency of coarse sand
- Pulse in coconut flour, salt, and baking soda until combined
- Pulse in eggs, maple syrup, grapeseed oil, and vanilla
- Pour batter into a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish
- Sprinkle walnuts and remaining chocolate chips over batter
- Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes
- Cool and serve
What could be better than a heavenly chocolate dessert that’s a one-bowl recipe? Hmm, let me think about that.
How about DIY Weed Brownies? Yes, they can be all yours, and you can make them at home. I haven’t baked them myself, but my dear friend Karin Lazarus is here to help!
Edibles with THC
According to Karin Lazarus, Queen of Cannabis, my Double Chocolate Brownies Recipe from Scratch can be converted to an edible with THC fairly easily.
Weed Infused Butter
All you need to do is replace the fat in this recipe with weed infused butter, and you’re off to the races.
You can buy Karin’s book below, or if enough of you are interested, I’ll do a write up of her weed infused butter recipe in another post here on the website.
Leave a comment if you want to learn to make edibles with THC using homemade weed butter.
Sweet Mary Jane Recipes: Bake and Get Baked
Karin is the author of Sweet Mary Jane, 75 High End Cannabis Desserts –this treasure trove of gourmet recipes is a must-have if you want to make your own edibles with THC.
In addition to the perfect weed brownie recipe, you’ll learn to make cakes, ice cream, cookies, and more –all with weed. DIY edibles with THC, anyone?
On top of authoring cookbooks, Karin manufactures and wholesales her cannabis products to dispensaries throughout the state of Colorado.
Sadly, it is not yet legal to ship weed across state lines, so you’ll have to come to Colorado if you want to buy her gorgeous, gourmet marijuana edibles.
Weed Legal States Map
Above is a map that shows states in the US where you can get legal weed. Marijuana is not legal on a federal level, but many states allow it for medical and or recreational use.
Crazy that I even find myself writing this, but if you’re looking for “Head Shops Near Me” where you can buy legal weed, you’ll definitely find Weed Maps useful.
Fields of Weed
I’m not a weed girl myself.
That may be because when I was a girl, growing up in 1970s Northern California, weed was here, there, and everywhere. Back then, my best friends were the twins.
California Cannabis Kids
Although our town was not conservative, their mother and mine were the only ones on our block who worked. Born a few weeks apart and the daughters of feminists, we bonded quickly in the homes of our childhood on Colby Drive.
One New Year’s Eve, when we were elementary school age, we walked over to the twins’ dad’s house, a duplex on Anderson Road. Out on the counter sat someone’s brownies recipe from scratch in a square metal baking dish. We didn’t have a lot of treats in our home, so I couldn’t wait to help myself!
Brownies with Cannabis Leaf
I could not believe what my taste buds had encountered. These were the worst brownies I had ever tasted.
With the texture of dirt and aroma of hay, this was something I did not want anywhere near my tongue. My 8 year old mouth spit them out and into the kitchen sink as quickly as possible.
We had accidentally dipped into a batch of 1970s brownies packed with cannabis leaf. Let’s just say they were not the Pot Brownies recipe from Bon Apetit.
The evening was redeemed when we went back to their mom’s house and stayed up to watch Saturday Night Live, drinking Pepsi out of the can, using sweet, chewy, red licorice as our straws.
Gardens of Ganja
I could go on and tell more stories like this, such as opening drawers in our house and finding rolling paper when I was a girl or the babysitter calling in sick because her goat ate her pot plants. I will leave those for another time.
Perhaps all of this is why I don’t like to smoke or eat psychoactive marijuana. Although it can be helpful in Treating Epilepsy, it’s not my cup of tea.
I stick to THCA cannabis oil, which is the non-psychoactive form of weed. It’s highly anti-inflammatory and doesn’t make me high, which is perfect.
What’s on the menu for you? Have you tried cannabis? Do you use it regularly? If so, do you prefer psychoactive (getting high) or non-psychoactive? Leave a comment and let me know all about it!
This recipe for Double Chocolate Brownies from Scratch is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared it in 2011.
Eva Strom says
I just tried out this recipe this evening and it was delish!!! Thanks so much for the recipe
just found this, Delicious! Yummm Yummm !
Can you suggest an alternative for the eggs? I don’t eat eggs as they don’t agree with me. Thank you.
Carol, feel free to experiment –I haven’t had any luck with egg substitutes in my recipes :-)
Can i use stevia or coconut palm sugar – too much honey for son
Debbie, I think you might like my Keto Brownies recipe:
Oh my god. I mean OH MY GOD!!! You are a genius and this is so delicious I just want to hide under a desk and eat the hole pan! Seriously. Better than Ryan Gosling.
Better than Ryan Gosling?! Thanks Justine :-)
Oh Man!!! I made these today and I am seriously trying not to eat them all by myself!! I also pureed frozen bananas to make ‘ice cream’ to top off the brownies ;)
Cheryl Shields says
Wowzer! I made these today and can NOT keep out of them! :)
Amazing! Delicious! Yummmmm! Adults and 4
Year olds agree!!!
Thanks Kristin! Glad these were amazing :-)
Carline Eaves says
This is perfection! Better than the flour based ones. Thanks!
Carline, thanks for letting me know these were perfection!
This is my favorite, and most successful gluten free recipe ever! I’ve used melted bittersweet chocolate in lieu of the cocoa powder for an extra chocolatey taste and it’s turned out fantastically, light and fluffy (or as light as can be for a brownie!). Thanks!!
Emily, glad to hear this is your favorite brownie recipe ever!
I saw your classes have been in Boulder, but not sure if that is where you live. Is this recipe (actually any of them) good for high altitude or is there an adjustment you would recommend for 5400 feet?
Becky, I live in Boulder! No adjustments needed for these regardless, they work at all altitudes :-)
Kate Opashinov says
Thanks Elana for a great recipe! I substituted grapeseed oil for avocado oil and walnuts for pecans because that’s just what I had around and it still turned out beautifully. Thank you!
Kate, glad to hear these turned out beautifully!