Skinny Minny Brownies

Skinny Minny Brownies

Entering 2018 I want to go into the new year with a healthier attitude towards food and exercise. No more fad diets or celebrity eating plans – just a lifestyle change to eat healthy, nutritious food eighty per cent of the time and allow myself some indulgence twenty per cent of the time.

With this in mind when I saw the recipe for these skinny brownies in The Good Life cookbook by Sally Obermeder and Maha Koraiem, I knew I had to make them. They are completely sugar free and are great for a morning or afternoon snack.

Skinny Minny brownie recipe

You will need:

1 teaspoon olive oil, for greasing

350g honey or maple syrup

40g unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder

75g plain flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/4 tsp salt

135g unsweetened apple sauce

2 tbsps coconut oil

2 tsps vanilla extract

1 egg (at room temperature)

60g chopped walnuts or pecans

85g cacao nibs

Begin by pre heating your oven to 180C/350F and line a baking tray with baking paper. Lightly spray the baking paper with olive oil.

Measure the honey or maple syrup into a large bowl and microwave on high for 45 seconds.

Skinny Minny brownie recipe

Whisk in the cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder and allow to cool.

Skinny Minny brownie recipe

Skinny Minny brownie recipe

Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt.

Skinny Minny brownie recipe

In a large bowl, whisk the apple sauce, coconut oil and vanilla extract together until well combined. I used natural Greek yoghurt as I didn’t have apple sauce.

Skinny Minny brownie recipe

Skinny Minny brownie recipe

Add the egg, then the cooled honey-cocoa mixture, nuts and cacao nibs and stir until smooth. I used brazil nuts as I didn’t have walnuts or pecans.

Skinny Minny brownie recipe

Skinny Minny brownie recipe

Skinny Minny brownie recipe

Add the flour mixture and stir until all the flour is incorporated. Pour onto the baking tray and spread out evenly.

Skinny Minny brownie recipe

Skinny Minny brownie recipe

Bake for 25-30 minutes. To test it, insert a toothpick into the centre. It’s ready if there are a few moist crumbs on it.

Skinny Minny brownie recipe

Cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, remove the brownies using the baking paper and slice into squares.

Skinny Minny brownie recipe

Enjoy!

Tag me in your pictures if you make these, I’d love to see!

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