WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T HAVE DESSERT?

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Let’s discuss desserts and if you can have them without harming your health. I’m here to say Yessssss! Here are some of the photo’s from my cookbook, “Food for Thought” that I would like to share with you. I spent many hours in the kitchen coming up with a healthier alternative to eating desserts that you could enjoy. Desserts that wouldn’t ruin your health by filling it with processed sugar and fat which is bad for your heart, brain and gut and causes inflammation in the body! 

Along with the photos I wanted to include a recipe from, “Food for Thought”. I thought you might enjoy the brownies!

When I started to experiment with this brownie recipe I wanted to add nuts into the batter because I love nuts in everything! Of course if you have a nut allergy or simply do not like them, just eliminate them. I needed to find out first if the brownie would stay moist, and the texture would be pleasing. These brownie delivers that and more. It has a rich chocolate taste sure to please any chocolate lover. The best part is I can enjoy a dessert that doesn’t make me feel sorry I ate it afterwards and is good for me!.

You can serve these brownies with a scoop of frozen yogurt, or dairy free ice cream and even fresh berries!

These brownies are extremely delicate especially when they first come out of the oven, do don’t even try to eat them until COMPLETELY cooled.  Cool the brownies on your kitchen counter for 1 hour. Do not remove the brownies from the muffin tin. Cover the brownies with aluminum foil and make sure the foil does not touch the brownies. Let them rest overnight at room temperature before serving. They taste better the next day.

All of these luscious desserts are in the cookbook available on Amazon

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INGREDIENTS

Makes 1 dozen

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chopped fine

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Coconut organic cooking spray

1 cup garbanzo fava bean flour

¼ cup potato starch

2 Tablespoons arrowroot

½ cup unsweetened organic cocoa powder

1 cup LAKANTO monk fruit sugar

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum

1 teaspoon table salt

1 cup coconut oil melted

½ cup applesauce

2-1/2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

2 shots of espresso coffee or ½ cup strong brewed coffee

1-1/4 cups organic chocolate chips

½ cup chopped walnuts

edible flowers (available on line)

INSTRUCTIONS

Pre-heat oven to 325 F.

CHOCOLATE SAUCE

Heat in a double boiler; chocolate, coconut oil, vanilla. Use a wooden spoon to mix until chocolate has melted. Cool for 30 minutes off heat and pour into food grade plastic needle nose bottle. Store at room temperature.

Generously spray 8×8 baking pan with organic Coconut Spray.

In a bowl, mix together flour, potato starch, arrowroot, cocoa powder, Monk fruit sugar, baking soda, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt.

In a bowl, pour the coconut oil, applesauce, vanilla, coffee and mix together. Add to dry ingredients and stir until the batter is smooth. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.

Pour the batter into an 8×8 brownie pan. Bake the brownies on the center rack of your oven for 10 to 14 minutes. Check brownies while baking after 10 minutes, you should take them out a little under baked.

Remove the brownies from the oven and let rest in the pans for 30 minutes to cool. Cover and let stand overnight.

When ready to serve run a butter knife around the edges of the brownies to loosen and cut into squares.  Gently use the butter knife to lift them from the tin.

Arrange the brownies on a plate and Drizzle over the organic chocolate sauce.

ENJOY!

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