It is the international Chocolate Day. And we bring you a snack that involves chocolate to celebrate it, and the best of all: it is completely healthy.
It is Chocolate Day, and this recipe we have today to celebrate it has the best characteristics for you that want to eat a healthy chocolate snack. The ingredients to prepare it are perfect for fit people, and it is an easy-to-make recipe. We hope you enjoy preparing it. Happy Chocolate Day!
Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1-1/4 cup muscovado sugar, coconut sugar, or sugar-free granulated sweetener (for low-carb version)
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee (optional)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional; (or sugar-free chocolate chips for keto/low-carb)
- 1/2 cup pecan nuts (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. If using pecans, toast them in the preheating oven for 5-10 minutes until fragrant. Prepare an 8-inch square baking pan by lining the bottom with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil and sugar until the mixture looks like wet sand. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, then whisk to combine.
- On top of the wet ingredients, add almond flour, cocoa powder (both sifted, if lumpy), sea salt and optional instant coffee granules. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until a smooth batter forms.
- Fold in chocolate chips, if using, preferably sugar-free.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Add the toasted pecans on top, if using.
- Bake the almond flour brownies for 25-30 minutes. The top should look set and the centre will be no longer jiggly.
- Let the brownies cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for 1-2 hours before slicing.
- Store the brownies refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week.