It has been almost 8 months, since I exchanged my what I thought was an already stylishly healthy diet for one that has given me energy abounds and has resulted in a 30 pound weight loss. The new diet seldom has any flour-based products and has worked out fine, except when it doesn’t. I had a craving for brownies for about two weeks. Since I rarely eat brownies, I felt like this was a request I should honor.
However, I had concerns. I wasn’t too worried about gaining weight since I have successfully maintained my weight loss with occasional treats but rarely did I have something with both wheat and sugar. The sugar I knew I could handle well enough but I really didn’t like the brain fogginess wheat gave me for about 24 hours. Even if I was willing to sacrifice a 24-hour period feeling like I have all of my life except for the past 8 months, if I made a pan of brownies that meant a lot of foggy days…not acceptable.
1 cup butter
6 tablespoons of powder chocolate
2 cups of sugar
1 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
1/2 cup of almond milk
Walnuts, Raisins Preheat Oven to 350o
In the mixing bowl with softened butter, add the sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs and beat until well blended. Add all remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix with a fork. The coconut flour is fibrous and absorbs moisture so if your mixture is not pourable add more almond milk.
If nut and raisin brownies are desired, add now. I added nuts and raisins to only half of the pan because I like to enjoy my brownies plain but also love the taste of walnut and chocolate.
Pour the brownie mixture into greased 13” by 9” baking pan. Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes. Brownies are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan and cut with a sharp knife.
About 4 grams of total protein per serving. The taste was wonderful. The texture was a bit more grainy and crumbly than traditional brownies. So, when tried to cut out a piece while it was still warm, it fell apart. Bottom line, would I use this recipe again? Yes, yes I would.
MAGIC Points for an AMA’Zen Life
- Signature Strength: Creativity – 1 point
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- PERMA: Achievement – 1 point
- Core Value: Creativity – 1 point
- Core Value: Being Healthy – 1 point
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