These Grain-Free Amaretto Brownies with Chocolate Ganache are rich, cake-like and lightly flavoured with Amaretto for an extra kick!
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper or grease very thoroughly.
In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, maple syrup and Amaretto. Add the eggs and beat together.
In a medium bowl, mix the flour, cocoa or cacao powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix. The batter will be very thick. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 22 - 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Meanwhile, prepare the ganache. Coarsely chop the chocolate and put in a small bowl. Heat the cream just until boiling, then pour over the chocolate. Let stand for 10 minutes without stirring to prevent it becoming grainy. Then whisk together until smooth and shiny and well incorporated.
Once brownies are completely cool, spread the ganache over top and gently spread it to the edges. Chill in the refrigerator to set completely before slicing into squares. These brownies are even better the second day as they become more moist.