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My flourless Mexican brownies are thick, rich, and flavored with real Mexican vanilla, Ceylon cinnamon, and a subtle hint of spiciness.

Flourless Mexican Brownies

My flourless Mexican brownies are thick, rich, and flavored with real Mexican vanilla, Ceylon cinnamon, and a subtle hint of spiciness.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 9 brownies
Calories 340 kcal
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder natural or Dutch process
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon if you use regular cinnamon, reduce amount to 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1 pinch ground red pepper
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Mexican vanilla is ideal if you can find it

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare an 8 inch square pan by lining it with parchment paper or foil.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, cinnamon, and red pepper.  Set aside.

  3. Place the sugar and the melted butter in a large mixing bowl and whisk together until combined. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking after each addition. Stir in the salt and the vanilla extract, then set aside the whisk.
  4. Add the cocoa powder and spice mixture, then stir in gently with a spoon or spatula, making sure to scrape down the bowl as you go so that the mixture is fully incorporated.

  5. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs but no wet batter attached. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes on a rack, then use the liner to lift out the brownies and set them on the rack to finish cooling.
Nutrition Facts
Flourless Mexican Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 30mg1%
Potassium 235mg7%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.