Food / 01.01.2014

Little treats: nutritious chocolate brownies

By Healthy Magazine
Everyone's favourite chocolate baked treat gets a healthy makeover


Still gooey, still rich, still the perfect teatime treat – you won’t believe Terry Walters’ chocolate brownies are sugar, dairy and gluten free

Terry says:When I used to bake, I used lots of sugar, butter and white flour. Once I took out ingredients that make baked goods so delectable, it got more challenging. But these brownies still taste deliciously sinful!’

Makes 16
55g apple sauce
8 pitted dates
1 ripe banana
175g maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
75g gluten-free all-purpose flour
75g almond meal
75g cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt

1 Preheat oven to 180°C/ 160°C fan/gas mark 4. Lightly grease 8 x 8-inch baking dish.

2 In food processor, combine apple sauce, dates, banana, syrup and vanilla till almost smooth, but with some chunks of dates remaining.

3 In separate bowl, mix flour, almond meal, cocoa, baking   powder and soda and salt.

4 Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix briefly to incorproate ingredients.

5 Transfer to baking tray; bake for 25 minutes or till top appears slightly dry. Cool
on wire rack before cutting and removing from tray.



Reprinted with permission from Clean Start © 2010 by Terry Walters, Sterling Epicure, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Gentl & Hyers’



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