22 Dec 2016
The ultimate wickedly delicious and nutritious Choc Brownies
This recipe is a clean and healthy take on those decadent Chocolate Brownies we all know and love. Created by GoodnessMe Box Wholefood Cook, Kara Conroy, these brownies will be your new GO-TO brownie recipe...seriously!
2 cups almond meal
¾ cup raw cacao powder
1 – 2 teaspoons maca powder
Pinch sea salt
½ cup coconut oil, melted
½ cup rice malt syrup, melted
¼ cup cashew butter, softened
3 eggs, lightly whisked
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
Preheat oven to 160°C (150°C for fan forced) and line a 20x30cm slice tin with baking paper.
Combine the almond meal, raw cacao powder, maca powder & salt in a bowl.
Mix together the coconut oil, rice malt syrup, nut butter, eggs and vanilla and add to dry ingredients. Stir well to combine until a nice batter forms.
Pour the mixture into lined tin and smooth evenly with a spatula. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until a skewer comes out relatively clean. You may want to adjust your cooking time depending on your oven or how soft you like your brownies.
Cool in the tin then cut into squares.
Cocoa is rich in magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, riboflavin and essential micronutrients for health and vitality. The high flavenoid content of cocoa has been scientifically linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Cocoa contains theobromine that boost endorphins and increases mental alertness. Olive oil is my number-one favourite and I use it liberally in all types of cooking. This oil is beautiful-tasting, velvety and teeming with health benefits: it’s a rich source of antioxidants and mono-unsaturated fatty acids – one of the main reasons why a traditional Mediterranean diet is wonderful for heart health can be attributed to this oil. A splash of vanilla helps relax the nervous system and enhances mental performance.