Brownies

Healthified brownies! These are completely healthy, tummy-friendly and fructose-free brownies. They were a huge hit with my family, even for those members who don't usualy enjoy my healthified creations - and I quote "they taste like chocolate lamingtoms". This was by far my achievement of the week. I initially made these using coconut sugar and normal gluten-free flour, but found that they still were too 'heavy' and made me feel a bit tired and sick. So I made this batch as tummy-friendly and healthy as possible (while still making them taste good of course). I have been eating them for breakfast the last few days and feel amazing!

Makes: 20 small brownies

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20-25 minutes

 

Ingredients

1 ½ Cups dessicated coconut blended into a flour consistency (DON'T use coconut flour as it is very drying and needs a lot more liquid ingredients) + extra for dusting 

½ Cup Almond Meal

1/3tsp baking powder

7Tbs (or 1/3 Cup + 2 tbs) Cacao Power

2 eggs

2/3 Cup Almond Milk

1 Cup Rice Malt Syrup

1/2 Cup Coconut oil

Pure stevia extract equivalent to 2 tsp of sugar**

 

**Note: check ingredients of stevia to make sure it is pure - often additives like ethanol or inulin can be added to make the stevia a 1:1 ratio with sugar. Pure stevia should be a lot less than sugar to be the equivalent sweetness. The stevia I use has an enclosed small scoop equivalent to 1 tsp of sugar.

 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC
  2. Combine dessicated coconut, almond meal, baking powder and cacao powder 
  3. Add all wet ingredients (eggs, almond milk, rice malt syrup, coconut oil)
  4. Mix until ingredients are combined
  5. Line a tray with baking paper and poor mixture in
  6. Cook in oven for 20-25 minutes. Insert a skewer in the middle of the mixture, if it comes out clean (i.e. no crumbs/mixture on it) then it is done.
  7. Wait until it cools then sprinkle extra desiccated coconut on top (optional)

Enjoy!