It is no secret that I am a total chocoholic. You only need to take a look at my Instagram feed to see just how obsessed I am with the stuff…but can you really blame a girl!? Not a day goes by where I don’t get a taste of cocoa in one form or another.
Being an advocate of balance in life, there should be no reason by you can’t or shouldn’t have it on a regular basis if its something you adore. Obviously, moderation is still a key factor in this, but it still possible to make it work for you (just like it does for me).
Since we are at the height of the baking season, with colder and darker nights slowly descending on us, there is no better time than to be tucking into something that soothes the soul and brings lots of comfort to you.
One classic go-to comfort food for many of us is chocolate funnily enough. So what a better way to include a favourite with another one? I have created the most incredibly gooey chocolate brownies ever! That is a bold statement but I would argue with anyone who tries them to say otherwise (okay, please don’t have a go if you have had better…am just trying to big myself up here!).
What makes this batch of brownies that much more than you average mix is that they contain no added sugars, only natural ingredients. So you can be assured that you are giving yourself one heck of a devilishly delicious healthy treat!
Makes 12 brownies
- 60g almond flour
- 60g rice flour
- 85g sukrin gold*
- 60g cocoa powder
- 40g dark chocolate drops**
- 80g avocado
- 80g maple syrup
- 150ml soya/almond milk
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
*you can use any natural sweetener of your choice.
**Not a dark chocolate fan? Simply swap for milk or white chocolate!
- Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 5 or 190 degrees.
- Put the avocado, milk, maple syrup and sukrin gold into a food processor and blend for 15-20 seconds until it forms a smooth texture.
- Add all the remaining dry ingredients (except the chocolate) into a large bowl and gently mix together.
- Now pour in the avocado mixture from the processor into the same bowl and mix until fully combined.
- Sprinkle in the chocolate drops and fold in very gently.
- In a lined tray or greaseproof tray with oil, pour in the mixture making sure it is spread evenly.
- Place in the middle of the oven an bake for 20-25 minutes. You should be able to take a spool out clean when testing your brownies to see when they are cooked all the way through.
- Once baked, set aside to cool before cutting into slices.
In the process of making my very own caramel sauce inspired by a fellow food blogger ‘The Hungry Welsh Girl’ who is one heck of a talented baker!
The recipe will be out in the next couple of weeks as I am making sure this one is just right for you lovely bunch to taste for yourself.
If you do try out this recipe or any other recipe featured on ‘The Growing Butterfly’ then please do make sure you send me your feedback as I love hearing from you! Share you amazing foodie shots on social media using the hashtag #thegrowingbutterfly so I get to see them!