Yep, you read right, make flourless brownies in your blender! So easy and quick! Throw all the ingredients and then pour the mix into your baking tray or molds like I do!
My kids love these and they also take them to school as their snack. I love them because they take literally minutes to make, there is minimal washing up, they have great nutrition in them and are sugar-free so continue to build their healthy relationship with food and real chocolate.
They are also great with a cup of tea for me!!
Blender Flourless Brownies
A simple, delicious and nutritious adjustment of a classic chocolate brownie recipe to make in the blender. Blitz, pour and bake. Sugarless too.
1 cup coconut oil (you could also use butter/ghee)
14 dates (more or less for you own sweet tooth)
1-2 tbsp. coconut sugar (optional)
3/4 cup cacao paste or 1/2 cup 70-80% chocolate bar/chips
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup collagen hydrolysate (optional)
pinch of vanilla or tsp vanilla extraxct
Chocolate chips for the top (optional)
Add all the ingredients
(yes it is that simple!)
Pour into greased baking tray or moulds
Bake for 20 mins at 180c (it may be longer if you are baking it in a baking tray)
allow to cool. They may feel fragile but when they cool they will firm up
These have a rich dark chocolate taste. My kids love them but if you are used to refined sugar brownies, these may taste bitter, adjust and reduce the amount of sugar each time you make them to change your palate. On the flip side if you are used to being sugar free, these may taste really sweet!
If you want to know where I get my ingredients from, have a look at these items. I normally buy from iherb and these links will send you there (I get a bonus if you buy them too with this link). However, you can find the same brands in other shops too.
I love chocolate. So does my daughter. Finding foods that our kids will love that will also love them is tough. They are going to come across a whole range of foods in their social lives and we want to equip them to make good choices.
You will have heard that chocolate is very good for you and its health benefits are numerous. This is true but sadly no-one is talking about the milk chocolate, Kit Kats or things we grab on the go from our convenience stores. Raw cacao (in butter, nibs which are the bits of the bean before they are ground and powder form) is where the goodness lies. Cacao is chocolate in its bean form, before it is roasted, extracted and processed then mixed with sugar, milk, preservatives and other fillers and flavours. It contains antioxidants and minerals and its benefits amongst others are;
weight loss due to its chromium content which in turn also
Regulate blood sugar along with the magnesium content
Prevent cavities in your teeth (the caffeine content in cacao contains theobromine which can help kill bacteria in your mouth that causes tooth decay- it is lost in the process to milk chocolate.)
Helps alkaline your body (conventional chocolate is acid forming because of its sugar content)
Helps detoxification and contains powerful anti-oxidants.
Gives a gentle euphoric feeling without the sugar crash afterwards.
It’s what we do to the cacao and add to it that give “chocolate” the opposite list of effects. Raw Cacao is incredibly bitter to those more used to even dark chocolate so start by replacing milk chocolate with 70% dark chocolate and work your way towards using the raw cacao powder as your hot chocolate.
If you find nibs pair them with a Goji berry or a raisin and you are close to ‘chocolate’ flavour as we know it. Try it yourself and with your kids. 10 tries are enough to convince your taste buds!
Pairing coconut with chocolate is a match made in taste and nutrient heaven- healthy Bounty bars!. Coconuts are anti bacterial, anti microbial, naturally sweet, packed with vitamins, essential fats and amino acids and minerals too. This recipe is a massive favourite in our house- a brilliant way to be able to say yes guilt free and isn’t that what we all want? I hope it will be in yours too. My friend came up with it so it is named for her!