Saturday is the day of the week I look at something Banting related. Chocolate Brownies are generally one of life’s delicious treats. When you are low carbing, traditional brownies have to whimper out the back door with their high sugar, high carb tail between their legs.
This recipe came from Nicoletta‘s website, made by Holly and tried out by me. So all of the following are my comments. Nicoletta is not a Banting website, but they are experimenting so are worth a visit. Using honey will increase the carb count. I’m not wild about xylitol but it is good as a sugar substitute. These are not difficult to make and meet a choc brownie craving!
- ¾ cup almond flour
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder- I use organic
- 1/3 cup xylitol or honey -I used xylitol
- ½ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda – had none, so I used baking powder
- Pinch of Salt
- Handful of assorted nuts – only had almonds – I roughly chopped them
- 3 Eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup Butter, melted
- Mix the dry ingredients
- Then add all the wet ingredients and combine well
That wasn’t difficult now, was it? Ha! Here are a few pics to illustrate….
Until well blended…it’s not going to be entirely smooth because of the nuts…
Pour into a greased small baking dish/pan…
Ready for the oven…
Bake at 170°C for 15 minutes or until the brownie almost does not “jiggle”. Do not overcook, as the brownies will dry out quickly! Mine were still jiggling at 10 minutes, so I left them in for a few minutes longer and then at 12 or 13 minutes they were less jiggly, so I turned the oven off for another 5 minutes. You don’t want them raw either! Moral of the story, is to keep an eye on them.
They don’t make a lot, so you may want to experiment with making double or making two batches. After all you go to the trouble of heating the oven etc. I cut them into 8 big brownies. I could have made it 12 medium or 16 ‘fingers’. They are rich and delicious so 8 big is quite extravagant!
Cocoa contains carb and almond flour does too, so while these are far better for you than traditional chocolate brownies, you’ll probably find each one has about 5g of carbs. Do go to Nicoletta’s website, as she has a clever little idea of putting all the dry ingredients into a jar and giving it away as a gift. She has the ideal wording for the gift card.
You may also be interested in 3 Minute Banting Chocolate Cake in a Mug
All in all THUMBS UP! Happy baking!
“The LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore He will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!.”
These are the days!
Keep the smile going.
In His Grip
Helga xx 🙂