A Delicious, Wheat Free and Dairy-free Option for Almond Chocolate Brownie
You really can have good cake and eat it!
This light, yet moist brownie uses no refined sugar either.
It’s super-high in protein and antioxidants. And it’s made with ‘good’ fats.
Health and cake in one sentence! Times are changing…
Preheat oven to 150C or slightly less for a fan oven.
Beat 3 eggs in a large mixing bowl. Add the following, mixing each time:
1 cup of rice milk
1 tbsp vanilla bean extract
1/3 tsp of green stevia powder
1/4 tsp pinch of Himalayan rock salt
1/4 tsp of pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tsp of gluten-free baking powder
1/4 cup of maple syrup or 3 tbsp of apple sauce
2 cups of ground almonds
1/2 cup ground flax, chia or a combination
1/2 cup of raw cacao powder or carob to be caffeine free
1/2 lime’s juice
1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
When it's altogether...
Melt 2 tbsp of coconut oil in a baking tin for just 5 minutes.
Spread the oil around the tin and up the sides.
Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for about 40 mins.
After 35, open the oven door slowly and put a cocktail stick on the cake.
If it comes out clean, it is done.
Turn out and cool on a wire rack.
For the topping when the cake is cool:
1 cup of ground sunflower seeds
1/4 cup of cocoa power
1/2 cup of rice milk
1/4 cup of honey
Pour over the cake and salivate! Sprinkle on some ground almonds or flakes if you like.
This cake freezes well or will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, if it lasts that long!
I’ve used it as a dessert before with a puree of berries, soaked dates and honey.
More Ideas for Almond Chocolate Brownie
You can have it as a cake on its own or with some almond flakes or ground scattered on top.
Try the topping below or get adventurous and make your own. Or make the topping as a filling with fruit if you like.
Avoid honey in the cake recipe, which loses it’s goodness at high temperatures and may become toxic or agave which is heavily processed. Step up the stevia a little for a sweeter cake but be careful. It’s 100s of times sweeter than sugar and an overdose can be fatal for your cake!
If you like to know more about the benefits of almonds for your health, I wrote a post about them - Almonds are Forever.
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