Fudgey Brownies

Brownies have always been one of my favorite treats. 
1. Because I've always had a bit of a sweet tooth
2. Chocolate is delicious. Duh.

But I hate having to compromise my health and potentially have stomach pains when I eat a brownie with white flour and refined sugar. Almost instantly after I indulge in the glory of the brownie, do I start to feel like shit and then it makes me regret eating it in the first place! So that's where this recipe comes to the rescue! Grain, dairy and refined sugar free makes me able to eat maybe one too many than I should, but not have to compromise with an upset stomach. 
YAY!

These brownies are slightly underbaked, leaving them extra fudgey and chewy. It's important to let them fully cool before cutting the, as they will be too sticky and won't cut easily. I actually scooped it up with a spoon when it was too hot to touch and ate it way before it was cooled down.. That's true dedication!

Fudge Brownies
Each bite will have both kids and non-healthy eaters question every other chewy brownie they've ever eaten. 

Ingredients:

3 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 C cocoa powder
1/4 C maple syrup
1/4 C arrowroot powder
1 tsp vanilla ext
2 tbsp water
2/3 C coconut sugar (this can be reduced to 1/2 C if preferred)
1 1/2 C almond flour
generous pinch mineral salt
handful chocolate chips, fresh berries or large flaked sea salt for garnish

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

In a sauce pan, melt coconut oil over low heat and combine with cocoa powder and maple syrup

In a small mason jar, add arrowroot powder, vanilla and water and shake until no there are no clumps

Combine coconut sugar, almond flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Pour arrowroot mixture and cocoa mixture in with the dry ingredients and fold in until well mixed. 

Pour batter into a 9x9" baking dish lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle garnish over top of batter and lightly press in.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a a toothpick just starts to come out clean.

Let the brownies completely cool for at least an hour (but preferably a few hours) before cutting into them. They're super fudgey so they will fall apart unless they are cooled. 

Cut brownies into whatever size you want them to be (no judgment on how big you want them to be) and store in airtight container in the fridge.

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