These are by far the healthiest of all my bakes and they taste absolutely delicious!
I adapted this recipe from the ‘Naturally Sassy’ recipe book by Saskia Gregson-Williams, and I’m so pleased the result. They have the texture of brownies and that great chocolatey taste we crave – but it’s from natural organic cacao powder.
Look at the ingredients and you’ll see that brownies don’t have to be bad for you after all!
40 ml melted coconut oil
20 g chia seeds
90 ml water
90 g dates
45 g beetroot
125 g almond nut butter
110 ml coconut milk
60 ml maple syrup
60 g rice flour
30 g cacao powder
1 tsp baking powder
pinch Himalyan salt
(Makes 12 brownies)
Preheat the oven to 180ºC and grease the tin you are going to use with coconut oil. I used a 20 x 20 cm tin but if you have a smaller one the brownies will come out thicker!
Weigh the chia seeds and combine with the water, leave to one side (they need to soak for at least 15 minutes).
Put the following ingredients in the blender; melted coconut oil, dates (chopped), beetroot (cut in to small pieces), almond nut butter, coconut milk and maple syrup. Blend until smooth.
Pour the mixture in to a bowl and sieve the remaining dry ingredients in (rice flour, cacao powder, baking powder). Add a pinch of salt and fold in the ingredients. Finally add the soaked chia seeds and ensure they are fully incorporated to the mixture.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 20 minutes.
… and enjoy!
Happy Baking! x