Sweet chocolate brownies. Healthy, gluten and sugar free. A treat but not so bad for you.
When I presented this to my daughter, she winched and asked if this was another brownie sweetened with broccoli. If ever I bake, I don’t usually use a traditional recipe with flour and sugar. As a result, the taste can be a little earthy and not as sweet as a snickers bar with a side of Ben and Jerry’s double fudge brownie chocolate caramel nut swirl.
This one, I am very happy to say, is a sweet, gooey and chocolatey treat and even sweet tooth daughter enjoyed it. Serve this with sweet, ripe juicy berries and even a drop of cream if that is in your diet. Some paleo followers consider small amounts of cream to be ok. The body doesn’t have such a challenge digesting the lactose in heavy cream.
You can use almond flour, but I really like the sweetness of coconut flour and the texture is a much finer grain. Although coconut flour is sweet, you won’t get the spike in your blood sugar as with regular brownies.
It also has 5g fiber per tablespoon (25-28g is recommended daily) and double the amount of protein that grain flour has. This helps to keep you feeling full and keeps your colon in good health. And of course it is naturally gluten and wheat free.
I cooked this brownie only until it was cooked on one side, but still gooey on the bottom. It has been so long since I have had anything sweet that this brownie tasted really delicious. For extra sweetness, soak 3-4 dates, take the pit out and stir into the mixture. They break down pretty well once soaked.
Not as decadent as B & J but if you are eating clean and want a tasty treat, these little droplets of chocolate goo will hit the spot good and proper.
- ½ Cup Coconut Flour
- ½ Cup Ghee
- ½ Cup Honey (Optional - 4 soaked dates)
- ½ Cup Organic Cocoa Powder
- Few drops Vanilla
- Optional Nutritional Additions: Acai Powder, Goji Berries, Spirulina.
- Gently melt ghee and honey in a pan.
- Add remaining ingredients and pour into grease baking pan.
- Cook on 300 for 15-20 minutes or until one side looks cooked and the other is still gooey.
- Cut into 8 Squares.
- Best eaten when warm but will keep in fridge for up to one week.