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The menehune are small persons believed to inhabit Hawaii. In Europe they call them “brownies”. Or hobbits, or gnomes.

These are just delicious.  Gluten free, dairy free, soy free, egg free goodness, and the menehune here just love them.

  • 1/2 C potato starch
  • 1/4 C brown rice flour
  • 1 C sugar
  • 6 T cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C palm shortening
  • 2 eggs <replaced with flax and hot water>
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Stir, put in oiled 8 x 8 pan. Sprinkle 1/2 C chocolate chips on top. Bake at 350 for 25- 30 minutes.


Chocolate-Coffee Brownies

You will never go back….. mmmmm brownies.

This recipe is vegan. Can you stand the excitement? I am surrounded by people that insist that being vegan subjects you to boring food. Not.

These are better than anything I have ever had with eggs in them. And since eggs are out forever here… these will do just fine. Thank you very much. They are good just out of the oven.. but EVEN BETTER the next day. They are moist, and cakey and fab.

Warning: the coffee ingredient may be too much for little kids. Exchange water for the coffee in the recipe- so they won’t zoom around the house after having dessert.
Choc.-Choc.-Coffee brownies.

  • 1/2 C oil
  • 1/2  C coffee
  • 1/2 C pear sauce (this is two gerber baby foods) 
  • 1/2 C potato starch
  • 1/2 C brown rice flour
  • 1/2 C cocoa powder
  • 2 T arrowroot starch
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp soda
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 T vanilla
  • mini choc chips (Enjoy life brand is gluten free) 

Bake in mini muffin tins for 12 minutes at 325
I also tried it in a 9 x 7 baking pan – about 1/2 the recipe… turned out just like brownies.. mmmmmm

The kids like the mini muffin ones better.