When I was a child a treat was a special food to be eaten on special occasions such as birthdays. These days treats have become everyday foods and unfortunately all of that sugar and starch we are eating every day is having a massive impact on our health.
I want to share with you a recipe for a brownie I have been working on made from whole food. It is sweetened with dates so eaten as a treat will not spike your blood sugar levels. Full of healthy fats this brownie has a surprising ingredient to help keep it moist.
Chocolate Avocado Brownie
1 cup dried dates soaked in boiling water
100 grams ripe avocado
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
10-20 drops of liquid stevia
70 grams coconut flour
70 grams dark cocoa or cacao powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
50 grams butter or coconut oil
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius and line a 25cm square baking tin with baking paper.
Place the drained and cooled dates in a blender or food processor with the avocado flesh, eggs, vanilla and stevia to taste. Blend until smooth.
Sift together the coconut flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder. Gently mix in the date and avocado mixture along with apple cider vinegar and melted butter or coconut oil.
This mixture with be very thick. Spread in the tin, you may need to use a wet spatula to smooth the top and make it even.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes testing after 15 minutes by lightly pressing the surface to see if it is set.
Cool on a wire rack and cut into tiny squares when cold. Store in an airtight container for up to a week in the fridge if it lasts that long. Can be frozen
- Julie Buckley, Diabetes Clinic NZ.
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