Sunday, February 10, 2013

Grain-free, sugar-free, egg-free, dairy-free Paleo brownies

It's my birthday! Here's your present. If you're adventurous, own a food processor, and like your chocolate DARK, then I think you'll love it.

Don't-Knock-Them-Till-You-Try-Them Brownies

1 cup walnuts
1 cup almond flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
12-14 Medjool dates
1/2 cup warm water
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
1-1/2 cups ripe, sweet blueberries and/or cherries (frozen OK)
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tsp. vanilla
coconut oil for greasing pan
roughly chopped nuts (optional)
1. Pit the dates and soak them in the 1/2 cup of water. I put the water in a short drinking glass and then pushed the dates into it so they were all covered.

2. Preheat oven to 350, and prepare a 9×9 pan by lining the bottom with parchment paper and greasing the sides with coconut oil.

3. Grind the walnuts finely in a food processor, and pour them into a large mixing bowl. Add the other dry ingredients to the bowl.

4. Now put all the wet ingredients—including the water the dates were soaking in—in the food processor and process until smooth. (Just for fun, call someone over and tell them this bluish-gray goo is going to be brownies in a minute. More for you.)

5. Pour the wet ingredients into the mixing bowl with the dry and mix until combined. Mix in chopped nuts if desired.

6. Pour into prepared pan, smooth the top with a spatula, and bake for 35-40 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing; can't wait to bake a batch.