Dirty Chai Dark Chocolate Flourless Brownies! Decadent fudge brownies that are easy to make with simple ingredients. No flour needed. A dirty chai tea latte is mixed right in the batter then topped with dark chocolate espresso ganache! Rich, chocolaty flourless brownies. Dairy free, gluten free, and paleo friendly!
And this is how we celebrate a short work week. Dirty Chai Flourless Brownies. Dirty Chai Dark Chocolate Flourless Brownies. Dirty Chai Flourless Brownies with dark chocolate espresso ganache. Yes. ALL OF THE ABOVE! Cause that’s exactly what these are. Except totally easy to make so don’t go run off yet. Mmm k?
I sit here, kinda on a caffeine high, about to admit to you that I lived off of red wine and these flourless brownies the week when just about everything in life went haywire! I won’t go into details. That’s not necessary. But I do want to say this. We all ARE HUMAN. And sometimes, you give in. You give in to exhaustion and cravings without the guilt.
Here’s why. Or here’s why I, a gluten free nutrition specialist, am telling you to eat the brownie.
One. The body is SO SMART. It’s gonna crave what it wants when it’s under stress. Usually that’s rich food. Hopefully is gluten free food. LOL! But I digress. What I mean to say is that when you (I) try to push back the intensity of the craving, it can result in mass explosion. Which is not good, right? I say a little goes a long way. So give in, just may be not give into the whole pan of brownies.
Two. I’m a full believer that there are seasons of life you just know are going to be hard. You cope or make a coping plan. And at the same time, you make a recovery plan; whether it be with rest or some other form of recovery. Such as going on vacation, getting a weekly massage, taking a personal day or week from work, planning a few weeks of superfood meals, vitality drinks, or anti-inflammatory rich meals, etc.
And three. Guilt takes more energy. Drop it. Drop it likes it hot. I’m telling myself that too. Isn’t it so true though? That guilt causes more stress, more anxiety, more crazy woman syndrome. Been there. Done that. Ya, not gonna take that on anymore. You feelin it?
So yes, I confess on living off of red wine and flourless brownies for a week. Yes, I am human. And yes, I will totally be eating the rainbow this week. Haha, because I WANT TO.
HOW TO MAKE DIRTY CHAI CHOCOLATE FLOURLESS BROWNIES (1 minute video)
Well, because I’m feeling feisty and caffeinated, I’d also like to mention that these flourless brownies do have some health benefits. Besides the health benefit on meeting my emotional needs last week. haha! They are loaded with antioxidant rich ingredients!
- Chai Tea: A tea loaded with healthy spices- Cardamon, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, and clove oh my. P.S did you know cardamon helps with digestion, strengthens the immune system? NEEDED!
- Espresso: Studies have shown that espresso, the good kind, and in small amounts, can reduce the risk of diabetes.
- Dark chocolate: Besides the fact that it’s AMAZING, dark chocolate has tons of plant power antioxidants. Not to mention oleic acid (heart-healthy monounsaturated fat) which comes from the cocoa butter.
See, these nerdy nutrition facts all cover up the wee bit amount of extra “unrefined” sugar. That may be stretching the truth, but I’m going it. No guilt about it. Haha!
Oh before you make these, you should know I made 2 batches of these brownies. One with butter and the other coconut oil. Both delicious but the coconut oil was more moist. I liked the butter one. Also, you might have leftover ganache. Not a bad problem.Print
Alrighty my friends. Cotter Confessions are up. Time to bust out the eggs, cocoa, dark chocolate, espresso, chai tea, almond milk, coconut oil, and arrowroot flour. Preheat the oven and let’s begin the caffeine induced baking!
It’s time .. time to perk up and make ya some! Ya, I just went there.
Alright friends, lay it on me. What’s your stress baking recipe of choice? Like I need more. LOL!
Cheers to wine, coffee, and dark chocolate. My vices!