(kind of) HEALTHY BROWNIES!

 

Yep.

Brownies.

Healthy.

(kind of).

There is just something about a brownie. It brings back feelings of happiness and home…a true comfort food.

This recipe is an loose adaptation of another brownie recipe from King Arthur Flour.

My version is made with a combination of almond and brown rice flour which makes it Gluten Free! It also has the benefits that come with coconut sugar! Seriously…how could you not love these?!

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While I don’t recommend eating a HUGE pan of these…two or three aren’t too bad for your diet. The combo of brown rice and almond flour lends a fudgy (it’s a word) and dense texture without being too dense. I also used a combo of coconut sugar and palm sugar. The coconut sugar is a lot like brown sugar but not as bad for you!

The palm sugar is a nutrient rich, low-glycemic sugar that is completely natural and unrefined. It is also rich in a number of key vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, including potassium, zinc, iron, and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6.

I also used a natural cocoa that’s pretty high fat. I purchase mine at Penzey’s…and the company can be a bit expensive but it’s totally worth it. They give them the best, most chocolatey, brownie like taste you can imagine!

You can substitute all purpose flour for the almond/brown rice flour and white sure for the coconut/palm sugar. Just keep in mind they are not going to be the same, at all.

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Here’s what you’ll need!

Ingredients:

1 cup Palm Sugar
3/4 cup Coconut Sugar
5 Tbsp Butter
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3/4 cup Cocoa Powder, High Fat
3 Extra Large Eggs
1 Cup Brown Rice Flour
1/2 Cup Almond Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder

Preheat the over to 350 degrees. Grease an 8″ square pan.

Place the sugars, melted butter, and salt in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add the vanilla and cocoa, then add the eggs and mix well. Add the flour and baking powder, stir until just combined.

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 33-38 minutes until the top is set. A skewer tester will come out with a bit of chocolate on the top.

Allow to cool and serve room temperature (they just taste the best at room temp)! Cut into 16 small squares!

Download the Recipe here, (kind of) Healthy Brownies!

 

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