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Healthy gluten-free brownie recipe

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My biggest downfall when it comes to eating healthy is my sweet tooth! If you're anything like me, you'll find it fairly easy to eat well but just cant resist eating a little bit of cake here and there. For that reason, I have decided to start a new healthy eating regime - beginning with the dessert.

The recipe below is for healthy brownies. Yes healthy brownies! These can be made raw if you have a dehydrator or you can simply place them in the oven like I have in the pictures below.

Ingredients

3/4 cup cocoa powder (raw if possible)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup cashew nuts
1/4 cup almond milk
Pinch of salt
2 -3 drops of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of chia or flax seed or any other mix of your choice
Half a teaspoon of cinnamon

Before I get started on the recipe just in case you still need convincing that these bad boys are healthy I am going to talk you through the ingredients. In just two tablespoons of cocoa powder there is 8% of the daily recommended dose of iron and 14% of the recommended daily does of magnesium. Cocoa is also reported to have anti-depressant benefits and is an anti-oxidant (it does also contain caffeine and oxalate which can contribute towards kidney stones so everything in moderation). Maple syrup is packed with anti-oxidants and also provides vitamins C and B-6. It provides much more iron, calcium, zinc, manganese and potassium than honey. Cashews are important for a healthy heart and contain zinc, copper and magnesium.

Method

The first step to making these brownies is to combine the almond milk and maple syrup in a bowl. Then add the vanilla extract, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt.



At this stage I also added a flax seed mix which I had in the fridge but feel free to use chia seeds or flax. The mixture should turn out like a light moose. Put that to one side.



Next, put all the cashews in a blender to make cashew flour. It is okay to leave a few pieces of cashew if you like a crunchy brownie.



Pour the flour in a large bowl and begin to stir in the mixture you prepared earlier.



Once it is all combined spread this mixture onto a lightly oiled baking tray and place in the oven on a low heat for 30 minutes.



After 30 minutes just press the mixture lightly to see if it is slightly crispy on top. If so, very carefully flip it over to allow the other side to bake for a further 10 minutes or so (if you are using a dehydrator, place the mixture onto a tray and dehydrate for around 5 hours then turn over and dehydrate for a further 5 hours).

There you have it, rich nutty delicious and healthy brownies!



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