Healthy Choc Spelt Brownies

Spelt BrowniesWe’re all addicted to chocolate, right? Well, these brownies are Renee’s fave and just the thing to get your choccie fix without loading up on processed sugars and preservatives and all the other naughty things! These delish brownies are full of good fats, antioxidants and protein (eggs and nuts!).

 

Versatile and Healthy Spelt Brownies

This recipe is amazing when you make it as per the below list but don’t stress if you don’t have the exactly perfect ingredients. I like to actually use whatever I have in my pantry, so my recommendation would be to make it as per the recipe once or twice so that you know the texture that the batter needs to be and then adapt it to what suits you and your pantry and dietary requirements! I also recommend making a double batch as they freeze really well and are strangely delicious while frozen…

Ingredients

1 cup spelt flour (or plain flour of your choice, if using a gluten free flour stick to a blend that is a little more dense than just rice/potato flour)

½ cup almond meal (I have also tried replacing this with finely desiccated coconut and adding ¼ cup extra spelt flour and they turned out great!)

½ cup raw cacao powder

¼ tspn of ground vanilla bean or 1 tspn of vanilla essence

½ cup honey (or maple syrup)

¾ cup any milk (I typically use coconut milk, but works fabulously with almond, or dairy)

½ cup coconut oil, melted (or butter or oil of your choice)

1 egg

1 cup of “fillings”: Choose from nuts, pepitas, sunflower seeds, cranberries, sultanas or roughly chopped dark chocolate. I like to use a combo of dark chocolate, cranberries, walnuts and pepitas

Method

Preheat fan-forced oven to 170 degrees Celsius

Line a brownie or slice tin with baking paper (approx. 20x20cm)

Combine all dry ingredients with a wooden spoon
Add wet ingredients and mix
Add “fillings” and mix
Pour baking paper lined brownie tin (20-25cm – (I like to sprinkle some shredded coconut and pepitas on top
Bake for approx. 30 minutes. A skewer should come out a little sticky but not wet.

Set aside to cool – but definitely eat one while they are warm!

Enjoyyyyy!