Recipe: Grain-Free Shortbread Drizzled with Chocolate

January 5, 2014 · 9 comments

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If you are looking for a hands on recipe, this is the one for you. This is a great recipe to make with your kids as they will love getting their little hands immersed in the batter. It is simple, yet incredibly tasty and a great introduction to grain-free baking for you and your whole family!

When you go grain-free, many folks need replacements for all the starchy foods they have been eating. They also miss things that are crunchy. This simple recipe is a good way to convince your family that going grain-free will still provide them with some of the foods they love.

The ingredients are all healthy alternatives to the gluten and sugary snacks out on the market. This shortbread is delicious and has nutrition so don’t feel guilty if you want to eat the whole pan!

We loved this recipe for shortbread from Our Nourishing Roots and used it for inspiration. After all, how different can a grain-free shortbread be?

Grain-Free Shortbread Drizzled with Chocolate

Ingredients for the Shortbread

Ingredients for the Topping

Equipment

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients with a fork
  2. Place half of the pieces of ghee or butter along with all the honey and mix with your hands
  3. The technique should be a kneading technique where you are breaking up the pieces of ghee or butter into smaller bits and mixing
  4. Add the vanilla here
  5. The goal is to have pea sized pieces of ghee or butter in the dough; add more ghee or butter and continue to knead the dough to get a pliable consistency
  6. Prepare the pan by thoroughly coating with coconut oil (really well or it will stick)
  7. Place the dough into the pan and pack the dough evenly into the pan with your hands
  8. Use the salt shaker and sprinkle the top with as much salt as you like (we like ours salty)
  9. Bake at 300 degrees F for 25 minutes — check and add a few more minutes (6 – 10) until the edges start to brown
  10. While still warm use a pizza wheel or a knife cut the squares around 3/4″ (or however large you like)
  11. Let cool in pan

Instructions for topping

  1. Drizzle the chocolate over the square and let set in the refrigerator for one hour before serving

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Shared at: Hearth & Soul Hop, Real Food Wednesday, Allergy Free Wednesday, Gluten Free Wednesday, Gluten Free Friday.Fight Back Friday

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1 Amber January 5, 2014 at 11:22 pm

This looks amazing, Jill!!! Wow.

Happy New Year. Hope you’re feeling well and your January is off to a great start.

Hugs,
–Amber

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2 April @ The 21st Century Housewife January 6, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Your shortbread looks beautiful – and oh so tempting! I have to confess, shortbread is one of my favourite treats. Thank you for sharing your grain free recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop!!

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3 Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers January 10, 2014 at 11:22 am

That looks delicious! :)

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4 Jennifer January 11, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Just made these! They are pretty good, but mine turned out a bit on the dry side. We live at 6000 feet above sea level, so for those at higher elevation it may be wise to add an extra tablespoon of butter! I will try it again in a few days with the increased butter!

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5 Jill January 12, 2014 at 12:29 am

Hi Jennifer,
You need to make sure there are pea sized pieces of ghee or butter in the dough — yes. you may have to add a little more fat!

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6 Libby January 12, 2014 at 11:16 am

These look fabulous! I do think I will try making them today.
I’ve been reading some articles about too much almond flour is not a good thing.
Do you have any thoughts about this? thanks.

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7 Jill January 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Hi Libby,
If you are on a grain-free healing diet you do not want to eat more than 2 or 3 items made from almond flour a day — or even less. This recipe is a dessert and should be treated as such.

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8 Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) January 18, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

Hope your week is great! Can’t wait to see what you link up this week!

Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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