Giant Gluten Free Brownie Cookie for Two: A seriously rich and decadent chocolate cookie that tastes like a brownie! It's vegan, healthy, and perfectly portioned for two! Great for date night! || fooduzzi.com recipe

Giant Gluten Free Brownie Cookie for Two

Welcome to recipe #2 of Oat Week – Valentine’s Day Edition! This post is sponsored by my wonderful friends over at Bob’s Red Mill – we’re using their Gluten Free Oat Flour for this Giant Gluten Free Brownie Cookie!

Valentine’s Day 2015. aka. the day I worked up the nerves to ask the guy I really liked, aka. my best friend, over for dinner.

I’ve always been an all-in kinda gal; what better day is there to ask your crush over than the most romantic day of the year?

Giant Gluten Free Brownie Cookie for Two: A seriously rich and decadent chocolate cookie that tastes like a brownie! It's vegan, healthy, and perfectly portioned for two! Great for date night! || fooduzzi.com recipe

So, like the good food blogger I am, I lured him in with food. I was testing a recipe, and I told him I wanted a taste tester. Clever, yes? His friends wanted to go ice skating, but luckily for me, it was like 5 degrees outside and my guy wanted no part of it. So he agreed to come over to his good friend’s apartment for Valentine’s Day.

I’m not gonna lie, I was mildly totally freaking out before he got to my apartment. I took the pictures for my Guacos this day, and after looking at them for like two seconds, you can probably tell that I had something else on my mind. ?

So this guy came over. We ate. We talked. I drew on his arm (What?). It was a super fun, low-key night. No “moves” were made. No romanticness occurred. But I ended up having a really awesome night with my very best friend.

I think that’s the point of Valentine’s Day; to spend the day with the people you really care about. And while I don’t need a day to tell my loved ones that I’m crazy about them, having a day dedicated to that very thing is always something I look forward to.

So I’m actually really stoked about Valentine’s Day this Sunday! And, I mean, it definitely helps that this year, I’ll be spending my time with that same guy. But this year, he’s my boyfran ?. And that we have fiesta, wine, and cookie plans this year. Because what is a holiday without delicious food?

Nay, what is a holiday without a Giant Gluten Free Brownie Cookie…for two?

Guys seriously, this is the best kind of sweet treat to share with your honey as you’re clinkin’ the wine and snuggling real close on the couch. Perfectly portioned for two, crazy rich and dreamy, and super-duper chocolatey. The perfect ending to your romantic evening. ?

Giant Gluten Free Brownie Cookie for Two: A seriously rich and decadent chocolate cookie that tastes like a brownie! It's vegan, healthy, and perfectly portioned for two! Great for date night! || fooduzzi.com recipe

So, while this cookie definitely gets some of its awe-factor from its size (seriously guys, we’re talking giant), but from its ingredient list, too!

What you won’t find here:

  • gluten
  • refined sugar
  • eggs
  • dairy
  • animal products

What you will find here:

  • Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oat Flour: our flour of choice! I’ve used this flour in a few different recipes in the past, and I can honestly say that I’m OBSESSED. And when used in this recipe, magic happens. Out of the oven, this cookie tastes like a cakey brownie. But. If you stick it in the fridge and let it get all cold, it magically turns into a dense and fudgy brownie! Mark and I both preferred this cookie from the fridge, but you do you, chica.
  • Coconut Oil and Nut Butter: needed to make this cookie all nice and rich! Use your favorite nut butter here! Just not peanut butter. I surely couldn’t post FOUR peanut butter recipes in a row. That would be crazy. So I’m definitely not recommending peanut butter. *wink wink nudge nudge* I totally did use peanut butter and it was amazing. ? But feel free to use your fav!
  • CHOCOLATE: in two forms – unsweetened cocoa powder and chocolate chips! This recipe can be completely free of refined sugar and dairy if you use the right kind of chocolate chips, so this recipe is a total crowd-pleaser. I used some semi-sweet chocolate chips and loved it, but your favorite chocolate will work just beautifully. If you love your desserts sweet, a milk or even white chocolate chip should be your go to. If you’re into rich and decadent desserts, opt for a semi-sweet or dark chip. Whatever you fancy, you know it’s gonna be delish.

Giant Gluten Free Brownie Cookie for Two: A seriously rich and decadent chocolate cookie that tastes like a brownie! It's vegan, healthy, and perfectly portioned for two! Great for date night! || fooduzzi.com recipe

This Giant Gluten Free Brownie Cookie is a necessary addition to your Valentine’s Day plans with your loved one! When you’re all done with dinner, getting sleepy, and ready relax with your bae, imagine digging into this hunka hunka burnin’ love…

Now that’s what I call a happy Valentine’s Day.

Giant Gluten Free Brownie Cookie for Two (or One)
Serves: 1 giant cookie
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp. nut butter*
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • splash pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp. Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oat Flour
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips, plus more for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt coconut oil in a small bowl in the microwave or over the stove. Add nut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract, and mix to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, add oat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, and whisk to combine.
  4. Add your wet ingredient to your dry ingredients, and mix with a silicone spatula or wooden spoon until combined. The dough will be wet, but it should come together in a ball. If not, add another Tbsp. oat flour.
  5. Add chocolate chips and mix to combine.
  6. Dump dough into a tall ball on your prepared baking sheet. Stud with additional chocolate chips for looks if desired. Bake 14-15 minutes, or until the edges start to get crispy.
  7. Allow to cool on the baking sheet.
  8. IF you like cakey brownies, enjoy warm/at room temperature (it's a bit crumbly this way). IF you like fudgy brownies, throw the cooled cookie in the fridge for about an hour, and then enjoy. We liked it much more cold from the fridge.
Notes
*I used peanut butter because I can't get enough of that PB+C, but any nut butter would do perfectly! Use cashew butter to add a rich butteriness to your cookies, or use almond butter for a more nutty cookie!

 

This Giant Gluten Free Brownie Cookie was inspired by the lovely Sally at Sally’s Baking Addiction!

Giant Gluten Free Brownie Cookie for Two: A seriously rich and decadent chocolate cookie that tastes like a brownie! It's vegan, healthy, and perfectly portioned for two! Great for date night! || fooduzzi.com recipe

A very special thank you goes to Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post and for supplying me with some of their delicious products that I love for this recipe! All opinions are my own.

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49 Comments

  • Reply Leah M @ love me, feed me February 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    This is a verrrrry sexy creation like omg need.
    And your story about inviting your boyf over for the first time had me giggling. Love reading the personal stories <3 Hope you two have a fabulous VDay together!!

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] February 11, 2016 at 6:17 PM

      hahaha thank you thank you, Leah! I’m glad you liked the story – happy Valentine’s Day to you :)

  • Reply Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen February 11, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    I’m currently perfecting my giant chocolate cookie! This looks amazzinngggg. Love all your ingredients!

  • Reply Mel @ The Refreshanista February 11, 2016 at 1:40 PM

    I love how easy this recipe is and it looks super chocolatey! Yum! Great plan luring your boyfriend in with food- works every time haha. A lot of my “first dates” with my fiancé involved me cooking for him :)

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] February 11, 2016 at 6:16 PM

      Thank you so much, Mel! And you’re totally right – it DOES work every time! ;) So cute you cooked for your fiancé, too :)

  • Reply Sarah @ BucketListTummy February 11, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Whooooa. This looks insanely amazing. I would be cute and say “how perfect for my husband and I to share” but let’s be honest, this is all me.

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] February 11, 2016 at 6:14 PM

      haha I totally understand, Sarah. Keep it all to yourself – I won’t tell ;)

  • Reply Emilie @ Emilie Eats February 11, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    This looks absolutely perfect. I love to hear about your love story? But then again, I am a total hopeless romantic. I think the boyf would definitely love this, but can I just have it all to myself instead?

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] February 11, 2016 at 6:12 PM

      Thanks, Emilie! I’m a hopeless romantic, too. Even reading this post back last night I was all, “AWWW!” haha and you totally do you – I won’t tell if you keep this one all to yourself!

  • Reply Christina February 11, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    ummmmmmmm I would eat this whole thing hahahaha oooops…. What a sweet story!! I cooked for my boyfriend the first time he came over too :D chicken parm. His fave.

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] February 11, 2016 at 6:11 PM

      HA! No judgement here! I feel like cooking for our BFs is the norm when talking about food bloggers – those guys seriously get pampered with food!

  • Reply Mark February 11, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    You’re so sweet. Just wait for this weekend – Valentine’s Day fiesta!

  • Reply Liz February 11, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    I love reading other people’s love stories :) And they’re even better when cookies are involved!! I totally think I’m trying this tonight— I’ve got a serrrriousss cookie craving right now!

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] February 11, 2016 at 6:04 PM

      haha thank you, Liz!! I’m so excited you’re wanting to give it a try! If you do, let me know whatcha think!

  • Reply rachel @ athletic avocado February 11, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    I seriously need this!!! Pinned :)

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  • Reply Georgie February 12, 2016 at 8:32 AM

    I love this story! So cute. I think Valentine’s day is pretty fantastic despite being single. I just am happy when couples are happy <3 Oh and I can eat plenty of chocolate. That's great too

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] February 12, 2016 at 5:12 PM

      haha thank you, Georgie! Chocolate is pretty much the best part of the holiday, tbh. ;)

  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt February 12, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    What a great story! It’s funny how stuff works out in the end.

  • Reply Rachel @LittleChefBigAppetite February 12, 2016 at 11:02 AM

    GIMMEE GIMMEE GIMMEE that cookie!!! This looks amazing! Pinning!

  • Reply Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me February 12, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    The best part about this cookie is that since I am single I GET IT ALL

  • Reply Chrissa - Physical Kitchness February 12, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Well they do say the way to a man’s heart is through food. The way to mine is through chocolate. You nailed this one!!!

  • Reply Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet February 12, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Ahh love the story about you and your guy. I’m a sucker for cheesy stuff. As it happens I’m also a sucker for giant chocolatey things..so onto the must make list this goes!

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] February 12, 2016 at 9:26 PM

      Thank you so much, Cayanne! :) I’m totally a sucker for the cheesy stuff, too. Hope you give this cookie a try!

  • Reply Dani @ Dani California Cooks February 13, 2016 at 12:31 AM

    Yum! I love desserts to share! The more chocolate the better. And I bet the coconut oil gives it such a rich flavor.

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  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine February 13, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    O man, vegan cookie greatness!!! And all for me…no sharing ;)

  • Reply Ashley minor February 13, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Just made my cookie, tastes really good but the whole thing totally fell apart. Any idea what I possibly missed? PS it makes great ice cream topping!!

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] February 13, 2016 at 9:46 PM

      Hi, Ashley! So glad you liked the flavors (and that it made a great ice cream topping – GENIUS!), but I was bummed yours fell apart! I rushed home to remake the recipe – I added an extra Tbsp. nut butter (which is now reflected in the ingredient list), and it helped the cookie stay together much better! I’d also suggest you letting it cool completely and throwing it in the fridge to get all nice and cold. It stays together much better – and we think it tastes much better – straight out of the fridge. I hope these suggestions help!

  • Reply Jess @hellotofit February 13, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    Nut butter is such a great binding ingredient for cookies. These look fantastic!!

  • Reply Kerri McGrail February 14, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Mmmm love me a big chocolatey cookie!! I don’t buy nut butter, so i have to think of something that i can sub for that! I’ll have to be creative- maybe some avocado!

  • Reply cece February 16, 2016 at 3:48 AM

    Would it be still nice without the maple syrup?

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] February 16, 2016 at 7:39 PM

      Hey, Cece! I’m thinking it would be kinda bland because it wouldn’t have any sweetness. I also think the texture would be a little weird, as gluten free baking is finicky to begin with! If you’re interested in using honey instead, that might work!

  • Reply Susan February 16, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    I made this tonight. It was really good. For some reason, my cookie did not spread a lot, so was a thick cookie, but that’s ok.

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] February 16, 2016 at 9:11 PM

      I’m so very glad you liked it, Susan! The cookie won’t spread very much – I like ’em on the thicker side :) Thank you for reporting back!

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  • Reply Kristen @ The Endless Meal February 22, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    I just came across this recipe on Pinterest and so wish I had found it last night. I was having a major brownie craving but didn’t want to make a whole batch. I’m storing this away for next time I’m craving something sweet. :)

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] February 22, 2016 at 7:41 PM

      Ahh yes! It’s just so darn simple, and not to mention totally to die for, you’ll need to give it a try! :) Let me know if you do!

  • Reply Jenny March 15, 2016 at 4:38 AM

    Hello Alexa. I really like this recipe and I will be trying it soon. It looks really good! If I want to substitute rice-bran oil for coconut oil, do I still have to boil it first? Also, how long can I keep this cookie out in the room temperature? Thanks!

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] March 15, 2016 at 6:23 AM

      Awesome! I’ve never actually worked with rice-bran oil before. If you want to give it a go, make sure it’s in a liquid form, then proceed with the rest of the recipe. As I mention in the post, I much prefer this cookie straight from the fridge (it’s a little crumbly warm/at room temp.), but you can probably keep it out at room temp. for a day. If you try it, let me know what you think! :)

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