Black Cherry Barbecue Gluten Free Brownies

Black Cherry Barbecue Gluten Free Brownies | almost getting it together

I spent half my Sunday morning and most of my Sunday evening in the kitchen. Originally, I was going to wake up early (well, 7 a.m.) and walk down to the beach and drink coffee and read my book (currently reading What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami… and by currently reading I mean I own it and haven’t opened it yet but have thought about opening it) but it was super foggy (who would have guessed), so instead, I made these brownies.

Black Cherry Barbecue Gluten Free Brownies | almost getting it together

Paleo as ****.

So yes, I have kitchen things now. I know you all were concerned. Truthfully, the only thing that is totally unpacked is my kitchen because I need furniture and I’m too busy being outside and enjoying 60 and 70 degree temperatures and sunshine instead to go shopping. (Sorry I’m not sorry.) I have so many recipes coming up for the blog, I can’t even. Even things that aren’t breakfast. I don’t know what’s happening to me.

On to these brownies. Krave asked me create a tailgate recipe with jerky and I don’t know why the first thing that came to my mind was brownies. Tailgating can get real unhealthy real fast. So you can have one of these brownies with a beer and your day isn’t totally shot (but eat a salad, please).

I actually went to the DMV the week before last to get my license and forgot to eat lunch in between that and errands. I had a bag of Basil Citrus Turkey in my bag and before I knew it, it was half gone. So. Good. They were sampling flavors at Ragnar and it took everything in me not to eat all of them.

Black Cherry Barbecue Gluten Free Brownies | almost getting it together

The perfect healthy tailgate food that is sure to please the men in your life.

Black Cherry Barbecue Gluten Free Brownies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup carob powder
  • ⅔ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 oz Krave Black Cherry Crave Jerky, chopped
  • 2 tbsp room temperautre coffee
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Put all ingredients except jerky in a blender or food processor and blend until it is batter constancy.
  3. Spray muffin tin with coconut oil or line with cupcake liners.
  4. Pour batter into prepared tins (about ¾ quarters of the way full).
  5. Sprinkle chopped jerky on top of batter.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until fork inserted comes out clean.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 brownie Calories: 186 Fat: 6.6 g Saturated fat: 4.4 g Carbohydrates: 24.2 g Sugar: 13.9 g Sodium: 175 mg Fiber: 3.0 Protein: 8.7 g

Disclaimer: I was compensated by Krave jerky (which is delicious) for this post. All opinions are my own.

Chat with me:
Thoughts on jerky on brownies? Are you surprised I love jerky? Did you cook anything this weekend?

38 comments on “Black Cherry Barbecue Gluten Free Brownies

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Jessie on November 10, 2014 7:15 am

Before this post I would’ve looked @ anyone funny if they told me they added jerky to brownies.. or any baked good for that item. However, Black cherry jerky sounds delicious & surprisingly would pair great with chocolate. It’s definitely one of those strange but delicious treats.
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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:58 am

It really is strange but delicious!

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on November 10, 2014 7:47 am

I LOVE jerky, I love brownies, but you know what? I hate cooking/baking with coke/dr Pepper, (very traditional in the South), which is what I would imagine black cherry jerky to taste like. I might have to try a different flavor, but I love the concept!
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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:58 am

Dr Pepper is SUCH a Southern thing. I literally forgot about that until you mentioned it. Is it supposed to be black cherry flavored?

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Erin @ The Almond Eater on November 10, 2014 8:13 am

I can’t do jerky. It’s one of those things I just can’t do (like straight up plain Greek yogurt). BUUUUUT I bet this is a strange but good combo fuuuursureeeeee.

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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:57 am

I felt like I couldn’t do jerky for so long. Also I miss you.

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Whitney Carney on November 10, 2014 8:25 am

I’ve never tried Krave jerky and now I really want to try it. I’ll have to keep my eyes pealed for it! Excited for all of your new recipes! :)

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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:57 am

AND I HAVE LUNCH/DINNER RECIPES COMING JUST FOR YOU!

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on November 10, 2014 9:25 am

Haha, very interesting recipe ;) Nice and creative!
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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:57 am

Thanks! xo

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Emily @ Sweets and Beets on November 10, 2014 9:42 am

Well this is different! I am all about the sweet + salty combo though, so I bet they’re delish! PS- let us know how the book is! I’ve been hearing a lot about it. =) Have a good day!
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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:56 am

So good so far but I literally am on the first chapter… I really enjoy as a writer/runner!

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Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon on November 10, 2014 9:46 am

You just put beef jerky in a brownie. Game changer. I have to try this jerky you speak of… sounds delish! Glad you’re enjoying cooking up a storm.
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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:56 am

COME OVER. I have so. much. jerky lol.

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on November 10, 2014 10:29 am

Gotta tell ya… jerky definitely isn’t the first thing I think of when I think brownie toppings, but after blogging for so long, I’ve basically learned not to raise my eyebrows at any combination because I’ve been pleasantly surprised more often than not. And I hate you for your gorgeous weather. It’s snowing here…
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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:55 am

You are always welcome to come escape the snow here!!!

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Davida @ The Healthy Maven on November 10, 2014 11:32 am

I actually am surprised you love jerky! I can’t say the same, but then again I didn’t like bacon and now I’m obsessed so I guess crazier things have happened ;)
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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:54 am

I have like 20 bags in my pantry, you can try some when you’re in town. Next week. At my apartment. WTF.

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Kay @ Kay Bueno on November 10, 2014 12:22 pm

I ate one of these and they were delicious. Sort of the healthy version of all those bacon infused cupcakes you see.

My only regret is that I forgot the bag I was supposed to bring home. :(

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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:54 am

They’re in the freezer for next time you are over, yay!

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Alexis @ Hummusapien on November 10, 2014 12:26 pm

How cool are these?! I’ve never had jerky but these look INSANE. Yum!

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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:53 am

I was really surprised I pulled these ones off, honestly!

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Jo @ Living Mint Green on November 10, 2014 1:08 pm

I love jerky! I was on a bison jerky kick all summer. I don’t know about it in brownies though… oh sure why not.

Last night I made spiced roasted butternut squash, chickpeas, onion & brussels + salmon.For a boy.
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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:54 am

I just need to move to Banff and move in with you and Sam and have you cook for me AKA CRASH YOUR DATE NIGHTS.

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Farrah on November 10, 2014 1:27 pm

This looks amazzzzingg! I love krave jerky, and it’s awesome how you threw in beans for this one! :D Pinning for future attempts!
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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:53 am

I wish I had black beans when I made them… let me know if you try to make!

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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate on November 10, 2014 2:31 pm

Yay you did this! But boo for foggy beach.
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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:45 am

I know…. and when it’s nice I have work, wah.

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on November 10, 2014 3:43 pm

I love jerky, but I never would have thought to put it on a brownie – you get creativity points for that one! And I’d take fog over all the snow we got here over the last few days…
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Francesca on November 10, 2014 3:53 pm

Totally husband approved :) Now I will need to whip them up.
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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:44 am

Hope he enjoys!

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Matt on November 10, 2014 8:17 pm

YUM!

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Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating on November 11, 2014 1:31 am

These are just quirky enough for me to fall in love with them. I do know the of Krave jerky and REALLY want to try some–I liked how you added the jerky to a sweet recipe! Creativity points! The chocolate and bacon flavors would balance out really well.
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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:44 am

They do, I’ve been eating the crumbles on yogurt for the sweet + salty!

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Lindsay on November 11, 2014 8:46 am

that jerky is more like crack.. crave crack! haha I would love this combo. Salty and and sweet and meaty! YUM
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Cassie on November 13, 2014 12:37 am

THAT JERKY IS TOTALLY CRACK. I’m afraid to open another bag!!!

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Amy on November 20, 2014 8:54 am

This looks delicious! My family would look at me like I’m crazy, but I’m pretty sure everyone would eat these with no complaints. even better, is they’re gluten free so even my sister can have one. I also have that book by Haruki Murakami, he’s one of my favorite authors, in general. I only made it a few chapters in, set it down a couple years ago, and have yet to pick it back up. Sad, because I remember it being a pretty OK read.
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:43 am

It’s not his best book, but I can kind of relate to it a lot… he’s such an awesome author, I’m just getting into him!

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