Here is my favorite recipe from the past week or so. It comes from the book Food Allergy Survival Guide: Surviving and Thriving with Food Allergies and Sensitivities by Vesanto Melina, Jo Stepaniak, and Dina Aaronson.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup gluten free flour mix
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum or guar gum
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 – 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil an 8″ square metal pan and set aside.
Combine the first five ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.
In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients and whisk together. Gradually add the wet ingredients. Stir well after each addition. Stir in the nuts.
Pour batter into the pan and bake for 40-45 minutes. Cool before cutting. Enjoy! NOTE: These brownies are even better the next day than the day you bake them. No need to freeze them.