In the spirit of continuing my healthier eating pledge today I’d like to share an alternative chocolate brownie recipe.
I am a bit of a chocoholic and struggle to give chocolate up whenever a try a healthier living phase – this recipe gives you the rich taste of a moist chocolate brownie but without any added refined sugar, butter or flour. The sweetness is gained from the dates and the coconut oil gives it a slight nutty flavour but isn’t overpowering. It’s also gluten free.
200g dark chocolate
1 tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
200g dates (ready chopped or pitted)
3 large eggs
60ml coconut oil
1 tap vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180’C
In a food processor pulse chocolate, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda until ground into a powder – this is very noisy!
Add the dates, eggs, coconut oil and vanilla extract to the bowl and pulse again until all are combined into a thick batter.
Spoon batter into a lined baking tray (20 x 20 cm) and bake for 20-25 mins – a knife dipped into the centre of the mixture should come out clean.
Cool and eat.
This recipe is very simple – its all prepared in one bowl and doesn’t contain any ingredients that are difficult to get hold of.
Try it for yourself – you won’t believe that it doesn’t contain any refined sugar.