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The cleaner the brownies, the messier the kitchen?

The cleaner the brownies, the messier the kitchen?

The cleaner the brownies, the messier the kitchen? Because these are some mean, super clean grain-free chocolate tahini brownies. Now, I've tried literally every recipe in the books for "healthy" brownies. Sweet potatoes (too mushy), beets (too fussy) & even black beans (traumatizing), all of which were tastebud duds. So, I was skeptical making this batch. However, these are UNREAL. The tahini adds a subtle nuttiness that really enhances the cocoa. Made with coconut flour & sweetened with coconut sugar, these have only ~18g net carbs.

Pro-tip: Coconut flour is any diabaker's BFF. It's an incredible alternative to wheats or grains, as it is high in protein & fiber, while remaining low in digestible carbohydrates. Just to compare, wheat flour contains ~95g net carbs/cup vs. coconut flour's 6g net carbs per 1/4 cup (1/4 cup of coconut flour is equivalent to 1 cup of other flours because it's super absorbent) which makes for happy shugs (& a happy FRIYAY!) 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • For the chocolate drizzle
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray (or line with parchment paper).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the tahini, coconut sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract and eggs until well-combined. Gently fold in your cocoa powder, coconut flour, salt and baking soda until batter is smooth. Add in 1/3 cup chocolate chips (or some more....) into the batter. The batter will be fairly thick, which is fine. 
  3. Spread batter evenly in baking pan. Bake for 22-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Try not to overbake!
  4. After brownies have cooled, make the chocolate drizzle: Place a small saucepan over low heat, add chocolate chips and coconut oil and stir frequently until melted and smooth. Generously drizzle over the brownies.

Nutrition: Approximately 18 g carbs per serving. Makes 16 brownies. 

 

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