Mmm brownies… I used to have a recipe for brownies that I was famous for. It was fail-safe, super easy and guaranteed to please. BUT, it was also filled with gluten and refined sugar, so not something I’ll be indulging in again, and certainly will not be sharing it on this blog.
I’ve tried a number of different healthier brownie recipes, most of which have worked out to be just as delicious (if not more so) than those brownies, and with none of those health-concerning ingredients.
I like this one in particular because it contains no flour at all (not even almond, coconut, tapioca starch etc), is super clean and unbelievably easy to make.
The resulting brownies are more fudge-like in texture than cake-like, and oh so rich and yummy. The ingredients, although super clean, do include a fair bit of maple syrup, and as we know sugar is still sugar, so, as I always say with desserts, these should be reserved as an occasional treat and enjoyed responsibly.
- 4 large pasture-raised eggs
- 1 cup organic cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
- 3/4 cup grade B organic maple syrup
- 1/4 cup virgin organic coconut oil (melted)
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line a baking dish with parchment paper (mine was a 9 x 9 inch square)
- 2. In a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until smoothly incorporated. It should be a pretty liquid consistency
- 3. Pour into your baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes. These may look a little gooey when you first take them out of the oven, but they will firm up to a delicious chewiness after an hour or so in the fridge