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Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownies (Gluten-Free)

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These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, and packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cacao nibs. Not to mention, they have an amazing texture, too. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!).

 These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cocoa nibs as well as having a diving texture. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!). #cacaonibs #cocoa #chocolatebars #chaispiced #glutenfreebrownies #glutenfreebars #chaibars #glutenfreecakebrownies #chaispicedbrownies

 These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cocoa nibs as well as having a diving texture. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!). #cacaonibs #cocoa #chocolatebars #chaispiced #glutenfreebrownies #glutenfreebars #chaibars #glutenfreecakebrownies #chaispicedbrownies

 These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cocoa nibs as well as having a diving texture. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!). #cacaonibs #cocoa #chocolatebars #chaispiced #glutenfreebrownies #glutenfreebars #chaibars #glutenfreecakebrownies #chaispicedbrownies

I’m a sucker for cacao-anything, so when I recently gave Suncore Foods amazing cacao nibs a try I was over the moon about their larger size and oh so perfect texture. Top notch they are! And a great inspiration for this creation . . .

 These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cocoa nibs as well as having a diving texture. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!). #cacaonibs #cocoa #chocolatebars #chaispiced #glutenfreebrownies #glutenfreebars #chaibars #glutenfreecakebrownies #chaispicedbrownies

 These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cocoa nibs as well as having a diving texture. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!). #cacaonibs #cocoa #chocolatebars #chaispiced #glutenfreebrownies #glutenfreebars #chaibars #glutenfreecakebrownies #chaispicedbrownies

 These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cocoa nibs as well as having a diving texture. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!). #cacaonibs #cocoa #chocolatebars #chaispiced #glutenfreebrownies #glutenfreebars #chaibars #glutenfreecakebrownies #chaispicedbrownies

Cacao nibs are:

  • high in fiber

  • high in magnesium

  • high in potassium

  • high in antioxidants

  • high in iron

  • high in calcium

  • contains anandamide (the ‘bliss molecule’)

Quite amazing little superfood morsels they are, eh? Now onto those bars . . .

 These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cocoa nibs as well as having a diving texture. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!). #cacaonibs #cocoa #chocolatebars #chaispiced #glutenfreebrownies #glutenfreebars #chaibars #glutenfreecakebrownies #chaispicedbrownies

 These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cocoa nibs as well as having a diving texture. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!). #cacaonibs #cocoa #chocolatebars #chaispiced #glutenfreebrownies #glutenfreebars #chaibars #glutenfreecakebrownies #chaispicedbrownies

 These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cocoa nibs as well as having a diving texture. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!). #cacaonibs #cocoa #chocolatebars #chaispiced #glutenfreebrownies #glutenfreebars #chaibars #glutenfreecakebrownies #chaispicedbrownies

 These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cocoa nibs as well as having a diving texture. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!). #cacaonibs #cocoa #chocolatebars #chaispiced #glutenfreebrownies #glutenfreebars #chaibars #glutenfreecakebrownies #chaispicedbrownies

 These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cocoa nibs as well as having a diving texture. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!). #cacaonibs #cocoa #chocolatebars #chaispiced #glutenfreebrownies #glutenfreebars #chaibars #glutenfreecakebrownies #chaispicedbrownies

These decadent Gluten-Free Cacao Nib Brownie Bars flavored with chai spices remind me of brownies and cake bars wrapped into one; hence their name. They are super quick and easy to throw together whenever you are in need of a treat and have just the right amount of sweetness, in my opinion. They are both dense and fluffy at the same time (truly!) and have such a nice little bite from the cacao nibs. All in all, they make a fun little dessert that is enjoyable any time of day.

Enjoy. xo.

 These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cocoa nibs as well as having a diving texture. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!). #cacaonibs #cocoa #chocolatebars #chaispiced #glutenfreebrownies #glutenfreebars #chaibars #glutenfreecakebrownies #chaispicedbrownies

 These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cocoa nibs as well as having a diving texture. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!). #cacaonibs #cocoa #chocolatebars #chaispiced #glutenfreebrownies #glutenfreebars #chaibars #glutenfreecakebrownies #chaispicedbrownies

 These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cocoa nibs as well as having a diving texture. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!). #cacaonibs #cocoa #chocolatebars #chaispiced #glutenfreebrownies #glutenfreebars #chaibars #glutenfreecakebrownies #chaispicedbrownies

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a stack of cacao nib brownies

Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownies (Gluten-Free)

These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, and packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cacao nibs. Not to mention, they have an amazing texture, too. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!).
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Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Gluten-Free
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 27 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Servings: 12 bars
Author: Kristen Wood

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips of choice
  • 2 tablespoons cacap or cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 2 cardamom pods freshly ground (or 1/4 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Grease or line an 8 x 8 square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • To a large mixing bowl add your melted butter and sugar. Whisk until smoothly combined.
  • Pour in chocolate chips letting it slowly and partially melt into the butter mixture. It’s okay to leave chocolate chips partially whole.
  • Add cacao powder, eggs, vanilla. Whisk to combine.
  • Pour in flour and spices. Whisk to combine.
  • Fold in cacao nibs.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 23-28 minutes or until edges are quite firm and a toothpick inserted in the center pulls out clean.
  • Allow your brownie bars to cool completely before slicing into 12 and serving.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 163mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 32g
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Hi! I'm Kristen -- a mama, photographer, and recipe developer who calls Arizona home. I enjoy sharing both wildly creative and ridiculously practical gluten-free vegetarian dishes that are approachable for all. Everything you see here is infused with a bit of nature, magic and good health. XO.

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