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Christmas brownie recipe

16/12/2013

Here’s a treat for those of you who aren’t that keen on traditional Christmas pudding, this is a gluten and dairy free brownie, high in protein and good fats, it tastes fabulous.  Grain free and fairly low in sugar too.

Protein rich foods do not raise blood sugar levels, so a great option for staying calm at Christmas and reducing insulin spikes. 

Makes 10 brownies
Ingredients
*200 grams of ground almonds
*125grams of organic raw cocoa powder
3 organic eggs  seperated
100ml of melted coconut oil
splash of vanilla essence or orange essence/zest
*½ tsp of sea salt
*1 tsp of baking powder
*125g raw sugar or Demerara sugar

Optional additions, Large handful of dark chocolate chips – I added these, was a nice addition recommend it!! or a large handful of toasted hazelnuts.

Pre-heat the oven at 180 or 170 degrees.  Prepare a tray by cutting some baking parchment, to line the tin, and brush with coconut oil.  You will need three bowls.

Bowl 1 Mix the *dry ingredients together in a bowl.

Bowl 2  Add the melted coconut oil, egg yolks together with the vanilla, mix with a spoon or electric mixer until its all comes together and it turns yellow.

Bowl 3 Whisk the eggs whites (electric whisk or mixer is best, but not mandatory) until they are stiff and you can turn the bowl upside down without them falling out.  Leave them to one side;

Add bowl 1 into bowl 2 together, and mix until amalgamated, you can add some dark chocolate chips or and the hazelnuts now, adds a nice extra decadence.  Once that has come together, takebowl 3 and fold in the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until totally amalgamated, using a metal spoon, it will become much more liquid at this point.

Bake for 15 to 20 mins in the middle of the oven.  Remove once cooked through and leave to cool on a wire rack.  Cut into squares or shapes of your choice and serve with ice cream or chocolate sauce.  Delicious!

I love booja booja’s  gorilla vanilla, which is dairy and gluten free ice cream!  Sprinkle with some icing sugar and cinnamon…

Let me know how much you love these little brownies.

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