I love these super fruity, fudgy and healthy chocolate brownies. I’m so proud because these are my third try and I loved the way they turned out. My first try I actually named protein fudge – they’re not as choclatey and they didn’t rise in the same way. And we’re not going to mention the second batch (I overcooked them)
Healthy chocolate brownies
- 2 cooking apples
- Honey, to taste
- 12 dates
- Splash of almond milk
- 50g of 85% dark chocolate
- 2 dessert spoons choc protein powder (optional – can substitute with cacao powder)
- 3 dessert spoons cacao powder
- 3 dessert spoons peanut butter (I use crunchy)
- 1 1/2 dessert spoons cocunut oil
- 1/2 cup of buckwheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- pinch of salt
Peel and chop the apples. Place in a pan with water and stew. Keep stirring so the bottom doesn’t burn. Sweeten with honey to taste.
When apples are soft remove pan from heat and stir in the chocolate. Make sure dates are de-stoned and add to mix. Blend to a puree with a splash of almond milk.
Mix in all the rest of the ingredients. The salt helps activate the baking powder so your brownies will rise better. Pour mix into a tin lightly greased with cocunut oil. You want the tin small enough so that the brownie mix is thick enough to mke proper brownies.
Place in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees celsius and cook for 20 minutes. The top should be set but the inside will still be a soft, melt in the mouth consistency.
I find the problem with trying to reduce refined sugar is that the base of most of my baking is bananas. So it’s nice that these healthy chocolate brownies are one snack at least that is banana free.
Definitely give them a try! They have a really fruity, nutty taste. I love using crunchy peanut butter because of the texture. They may not be an exact replica of your usual dessert brownies but I gotta say.. they are pretty good.
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