Gluten Free Brownie Bites

In our house it's not Christmas until the Boney M Christmas album is playing and there is something to eat covered in festive sprinkles.  Last week, it was almost December and so, with a light snow falling outside, I found myself baking and sprinkling to the tune of Feliz Navidad.  
I have been excited to share these brownie bites!  They are so good!  They are moist and chocolaty and it' hard to tell they are gluten free.  We have been eating them plain but I thought, for Christmas I would dress them up a bit.  I think they look so cute with their whipped cream swirl and sprinkles.      
They are so festive I have made them December's cover photo for the Dinner Was Delish Facebook page!  
   
Having to eat gluten free can be especially difficult throughout the holiday season, for a child it can be even worse.  If everyone else is enjoying all types of cookies and treats that you can't have, it can take the fun out of holiday parties.  These brownie bites can help.  They are good enough to share with guests who do eat gluten and so if there is a little one in the crowd who is gluten free they can enjoy the same treats as every one else.
 
If dairy is also a problem they can be made with coconut oil, with a whipped coconut topping.
 

Gluten Free Brownie Bites

  • 1 1/2 cups Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cups chia seeds, ground
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar or Truvia
  • 1 cup butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup cold water
Melt butter or oil, set aside to cool slightly.  Mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix with an electric mixer on med-high for 2 minutes.  Fill muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees.  If using mini muffin tins, bake for 12 minutes.  For medium sized muffin tins, bake 20 minutes.  Yield: 4 dozen minis, 2 dozen medium.  

Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Whip cream until stiff peaks form.  Add honey and vanilla, mix until combined.  Fill an icing bag and use a large decorator tip for the whipped cream swirl.  

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