If I told you why I really call these Cowboy Brownies I would probably get kicked off the internet so make your own assumptions. If they had an acronym it would be FYBOB, but some of you seem to get upset at me when I swear- Hello, First Season of My Cooking Show! I can say that these will satisfy just about any craving you may be having in any way, shape, or form. These brownies will make your kitchen smell out of this world, are super easy to make and yes it will even be hard not to eat the whole pan!
The brownies themselves are from my basic brownie recipe which you can find here or down below. I also have a video for them at this link if you wanna watch how they are made. In this recipe the glaze is the big difference. This glaze is the perfect compliment to these brownies, and it's that added touch that will make everyone think you are an absolute rock star genius in the kitchen!
Don't forget you can always share these with a Cowboy or anyone you want to woo for that FYBOB experience!
½. tsp. Baking Soda
1/8c. Sweet Rice Flour
1/2c. Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour*
3/4c. Sucanat or Coconut Sugar
1/2c. Cocoa Powder Unsweetened
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
2 Flax Eggs (2TBLS Ground Flax Seed Mix With 6TBLS Water Let Sit 3 Min)
3/4C. Coconut Oil (Liquid)
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
*There are so many gluten free mixes on the market these days, I use Bob Red Mill's GF All Purpose (NOT cup for cup) for this recipe, basically it is a high protein blend and has no other ingredients but flour, if you choose to use another type of GF all purpose flour look for one that has a high content of bean flour. As I have noted in other recipes, I tend not to just use all purpose mixes on their own because I don't get the specific result I am going for. Note: you still add other flour to this mix.
1/2c. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
4 TBLS. Coconut Oil
1 TBLS. Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened)
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 tsp. Sea Salt
Preheat oven 350 degrees
1) First whisk together by hand all dry ingredients for brownies till mixed, then add liquid ingredients and mix with wooden spoon till blended well. Batter should be wet but thick.
2) Spread evenly into 8x8 in. greased square pan. bake for 20 min, or until toothpick comes out clean
3) Let Brownies cool for about 20 min before adding the glaze
1) Roast Walnuts: in 350 degree oven, bake walnuts for about 10-15 min, just till they are getting browned and toasty, remove from oven.
2) Mix Glaze: Melt Chocolate Chips in a double boiler, add coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and sea salt, and whisk together.
3) Pour Glaze Over cooled Brownies top with Toasted Walnuts. Let sit in fridge for about 20 min to set up.
4) Cut and enjoy
Serving: Makes about 12 brownies