Soooo as you all know I have been super excited about Chocolate Week, yes you heard me right… It’s a nationwide celebration of the finest chocolatiers and chocolate companies… and well chocolate. So I thought that I would join in with the fun and concoct some delicious chocolate creations everyday this week. Some strange and some homely… but all to do with chocolate!
Today I was going to get cracking on with my Paleo/Vegan White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake but decided that I wanted to soak my nuts for the filling for the full 24 hours. So I had to make something chocolatey right? Right!
Chocolate brownies, they’re simple and delicious… and well usually really bad for you. I wanted to make a slightly healthier brownie because I am going to have a full week of sampling sweet treats and I want to keep my weight low for training goals (I am currently training for a half marathon). My daughter had her friend around and every kid likes brownies. So brownies it was.
But… as you can see something went a little wrong… I cooked them for too long and I think I got some of my proportions wrong (I realised I put in 1 tbsp of baking powder rather than 1 tsp) but these are really yummy whatever they are. They are halfway between a cake and a brownie. A really squidgy, moist cake that borders on brownie, but sadly is not brownie.
Anyways enough of my tired ramblings here is my recipe for brownies (or not brownies)…
Makes: 16-20 (depending upon how greedy you are)
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
90g cacao solids
100g raw grass-fed unsalted butter
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 sweet potato (cubed)
1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup cacao powder
3 tbsp almond flour
1 tbsp coconut flour
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, melt your cacao solids, butter, coconut oil, coconut sugar and raw honey over a bain-marie.
- Whilst you are melting your chocolate mix throw the rest of your ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Once your chocolate mix has fully melted pour into the cake batter and blend until smooth.
- Line and grease a small baking/brownie pan. Pour in your batter.
- Place the mix into the oven and bake until ever so slightly wobbly in the middle.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely before removing from the pan and cutting.
- Enjoy your crownies!
So as you can see pretty simple, but also pretty yummy… and yes I know I have not made them in any conventional way whatsoever but I promise that I will post up some super naughty ones another time… the real fudgy ooey gooey kind!
paleovirtus14th October 2014 at 8:16 am
2 **tablespoons** of baking powder…?
Blimey, I’m surprised they never ended up the size of beach-balls!
It’s always a relief when those little culinary slip-ups at least turn out edible, isn’t it, never mind yummy!
If I were you, I’d copyright the word “Crownie” sharpish, before a large coffee retailer nicks the idea and makes a fortune from it ( legal notice: not that they would even think about it, of course **heavy_irony_OFF** )
The acid test – now that you’ve brought forth the Crownie, was it good enough to make it **exactly* that way again…?
greensofthestoneage14th October 2014 at 8:31 am
Haha that did make me chuckle! If I could copyright the ‘Crownie’ for free I would!
It wasn’t 2 tbsp just 1 tbsp! That would have been hilarious!
I decided to have some this morning with my coffee to see what they were like again. I would say they definitely taste amazing. In fact they remind me of the Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream but with the texture of a very moist cake. They aren’t as dense as brownies.
Would I make them again? Yes! Everyone loved them too so that was a good sign. I think the concept is a bit hard to get my head around. My brain was tasting brownie but it wasn’t a brownie!
greensofthestoneage14th October 2014 at 8:40 am
Oh no Crownie exists! It’s half brownie half cookie ! I’m going to have to think of a new name!