There’s no better thing in life than finding a way to ‘healthify’ naughty treats. I’d been craving chocolate/chocolate cake/sweets/anything that resembled a cake for a couple of weeks and no matter how many “totally clean” things I nibbled on, it just wasn’t going away. Sometimes you’ve just got to scratch that itch. Don’t give in and eat the sugar laden shop bought biscuit – make something with your own two hands and feel a) super smug and b) really happy you’ve created something ‘naughty but good’.
These amazing brownies have such little sugar in them, but the dark chocolate is so rich in flavour no one will even notice (my boyfriend says they are the best brownies he’s had, and he has never quite come round to the concept of healthy treats before – the more fat and sugar the better where he is concerned…). Plus, by using almond flour they are gluten-free too!
Happy baking, I’m going to make a cup of tea to go with my brownie. Yum.
Makes 15 brownies.
- 50g butter/coconut oil – melted
- 6 tsp cacao
- 50g dark chocolate, chopped up roughly
- 3 egg
- 4 tsp stevia
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 50g almond flour
Pre-heat your oven to 160c.
While the oven is heating up, melt your butter/coconut oil.
Add the cacao powder, and stir till they are fully mixed and the butter/oil is brown.
In a large bowl, crack the eggs. Using an electric whisk, whisk until the eggs are fluffy and a nice pale creamy yellow colour.
Add the stevia and whisk again.
Add the baking powder and almond flour slowly, folding the mixture together. (no stirring, this will lose the air in the eggs. Fold using a figure of eight motion)
Add the butter/oil mix, and fold until the mixture is evenly mixed and equally brown.
Add the chopped chocolate and fold one last time.
In a lined cake tin, pour the mixture in gently. (The more gentle you can be, the less of the air you’ll lose and the lighter they will be.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
Check using a skewer that the brownies are cooked through.
Take out, and put on a rack to cool for 10-15 minutes.
Cut into small rectangles and you’re ready to serve.