So…..apparently after I recovered from the cold everyone else around me got sick. I mean EVERYONE. My family started coughing all over the place and I’ve had friends and tutors cancel on me because they weren’t feeling well. Even my dog has sneeze attacks. Oooooooops.
As an apologetic tribute, I wanted to write a post emphasizing about the importance of hand sanitizer and keeping a box of tissues in your left hand. But that would be detrimental to my other post about valuing sickness. So I made brownies in hopes that they could eat it with their eyes from the screen (if I ever plan to tell them about my blog, of course!) What’s insane about this masterpiece is the rich amount of vitamins and minerals that help fend illnesses. Yes, you can now have chocolate brownies when you’re sick. You’re welcome.
- 1 cup gluten free flour of choice (I used oat flour but brown rice, almond meal or even protein powder will work)
- 6 TBSP cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp Stevia
- 1/2 brown or coconut sugar (replace with Stevia or xylitol for a sugar free recipe)
- 1/4 avocado
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup water
- Opt: ground flax (recommended)
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Blend dry ingredients into a food processor or blender very thoroughly. One by one put in wet ingredients, including avocado. (Optional: lightly steam the oats before combining them so they become soft!)
- Blend for 2 minutes until everything combines thoroughly.
- Pour and scrape into a ramekin or any baking pan (that’s been sprayed!) and bake for 25 minutes.
- When done, it will still be bubbling but create a dark outer shell, which is totally fine!
- Let it chill in the fridge for a few hours (probably 5-6 depending on how firm or soft you want the brownies to be).
- Cut into 8 small squares and serve on a nice plate with green tea or warm almond milk.
BTW I’m not 100% sure about this, but it’s possible that for a low fat recipe, you could vouch the avocado for nonfat Greek yogurt or a cooked sweet potato. But do it with caution in case if it can’t bind the mixture as well!
These brownies are super gooey and delicious, you won’t even know it’s healthy especially if you’re the dark chocolate lover. Man do I wish that I made this recipe sooner when I was sick! The cacao powder, avocado and oats boast a lot of nutrients that protect the immune system so you can repair your body more quickly. I think Cassie with a cold would’ve rejoiced when she saw this. Besides, medicine is overrated. Cure with these babies.
Keep calm and eat chocolate,
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