The craving strikes and I'm an unstoppable chick on a mission. Do not get between me and whatever weird thing it is I feel like making - I may be tiny, but S**** will get real. HA!
All I wanted was a gooey, chocolatey brownie. It should be obvious at this point that I only use healthy ingredients, but some recipes end up slightly more chock full than others (naturally!). It wasn't even the goal here to also make the healthiest brownies ever made, but by the miracle of all things holy, it ended up both. I cook, paint, draw and basically function through life based on feeling - one person (who happens to be the opposite of me and super by the book) said to me once: well if it works out, it's just a happy accident. Hmmm, don't buy it. I think if we let ourselves loose and cook/paint/express with love and passion the result is often more amazing and authentic than forcing parameters on your work just for the sake of it. Sorry for the tangent, but it's totally true! It's also why I always encourage you all to learn to look at each recipe and use it as a guide instead of science, to learn to use what you have and incorporate ingredients that are healthy for your unique body to make these recipes work even better for you!
Time to cut to the chase and get you this recipe....made with amazing ingredients that lend natural sweetener, fiber, protein and LOADED with nutrients. Can't WAIT for you guys to try it!
Best Gooiest Brownies Ever
3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1 cup baked sweet potato flesh (about 1 large sweet potato)
1 ripe banana
1 cup almond flour*
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3 tablespoons ghee (or melted butter, or fat of your choice - walnut oil is a perfect for vegans)
3 tablespoons local honey
2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup chocolate mini morsels (preferably dark if you can get it)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking dish and set aside.
2. Place ground flax into a small mixing bowl and add 6 tablespoons HOT water, stirring until well combined. Let sit for about 10 minutes or until the mixture is thick and gelatinous.
3. Into a food processor, add all ingredients (including set flax mixture). Blend for about 2 minutes. Dough will be thick and sticky. Pour into the greased baking dish and bake for 45 minutes.
4. Let the brownie mix cool completely, it will firm slightly when cool but the brownies will be VERY gooey! Once cool, cut in squares and enjoy!!
*Check out my tips HERE to save a lot of money on Almond Flour!