Superbly moist almond and cacao brownies that are gluten free, grain free, paleo friendly, and easy enough for the kids to get involved too!
Chocolate brownies. There are times in a girl’s life when she just wants chocolate and just because you’ve given up on added sugar and decided to eat clean, there is nothing stopping you from indulging in this once in a while. This is definitely NOT a recipe for daily, or even weekly, consumption!! Moderation is key 🙂
I made these later in the evening than I usually would bake or cook because it was one of those days, and the time meant nothing because a craving hit and it wouldn’t go away until I had these. I don’t always give in to cravings, but boy am I glad I did this time. My kids also loved them so that makes it all the better. They are soft, moist, decadent, rich, amazing, delicious, moreish…Don’t take my word for it, try it out!
Recipe for Paleo ChocNutty Brownies
Yield: 8-10 good sized brownies (I used a regular loaf pan)
Prep time: 5 – 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
What you need
1/2 cup almond flour
1/3 cup raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
1 tspn baking powder
1/3 cup butter, melted
4 eggs, room temperature
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 tblspns raw honey/date paste (add more if you want it sweet)
Few drops vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Optional: nuts sprinkled over, or mixed into the brownie mix
What you need to do
1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking dish with baking paper.
2. Add dry ingredients to a mixing bowl. Then add all wet ingredients and combine well.
3. Add nuts if using, and place into oven to bake.
4. Remove from oven once cooked, lift paper out of baking dish, and allow to cool slightly.
5. Cut into squares, and serve warm with a dollop of whipped coconut cream or custard, or as is. Done!
They’re dense, they’re delicious… And you will want more than one. Be warned!
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