Healthy Chocolate Brownies – great for kids lunchboxes
When I came across this recipe via Miss 3’s Playgroup – one of the Mum’s made it & I had two pieces feeling guilty, I hunted down the ‘chef’ and was happily surprised when I found out it was Gluten Free, Grain Free, very low in Sugar & packed with Fruit….whaaaaaat!. Of course, this recipe was inspired by the amazingly talented and (my favourite chef) Jamie Oliver – there is NO going wrong with this! Behold the ‘Healthy Chocolate Brownie’ .
200 grams of dark baking chocolate (unsweetened)
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
200 grams of pitted dates
200 grams of walnuts – chopped loosley
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tbs of vanilla extract
My lovely kiddies sat on the bench & LOVED to make this, there were lots of buttons to push, lots of loud noises….and a taste test or two along the way!
Get your food processor (I don’t mean to gloat, but I entered a Jamie Oliver giveaway a few years back & WON a food processor – I was well chuffed)…sorry I digress..
In a food processor, pulse together the chocolate and baking soda until they have the texture of coarse sand
Add in the dates and pulse
Add the eggs, coconut oil & vanilla essence
Transfer this lovely jubbliness into a lined cake tin/baking dish (approximately 20 x 20 centimetres)
Bake at 180 degrees celcius for 15 minutes
Open the oven then quickly dot the chopped walnuts to the top of the brownie and push in a little
Bake for a further 15 minutes
Let it cool for one hour
Slice into squares & serve!
I keep this in a cake tin all week & the kids devour it every day in their lunch box – I may or may not have a slice or two aswell ; )
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