Sometimes after a long week you just need a brownie. That is how I was feeling tonight. My husband and I have been working out really hard and eating super clean all week so I decided we deserved a little treat. Moderation is everything!
These are a great option when you want a treat but don't want to totally kill your clean eating. They are dense and fudgy and totally delicious!
Coconut flour is a great alternative for normal flour because it provides healthy fats as well as fiber and protein to fill you up. Honey is a great alternative to sugar because it is a natural sweetener that has beneficial antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
Here is the recipe. Give them a try!
1/2 Cup Minus 1 Tbsp. Coconut Flour
1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 Cup Plus 2 Tbsp. Organic Butter, Melted
1/2 Cup Plus 2 Tbsp. Honey or Pure Maple Syrup
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
-Preheat the oven to 300 and grease a glass baking dish (8x8 or 9x9).
-Mix together all ingredients.
-Pour into the baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
-Cool for 30 minutes before cutting or removing from the pan.
-These store well at room temperature or in the fridge for a few days. Make sure you keep them in an airtight container.