Better for you brownies


Brownies are one of my favourite desserts, who wouldn't love a gooey chocolate treat. Unfortunately, too many brownies are not the best for you. I had a cosy girls night yesterday and when we get together we like to indulge, so I wanted to bring sweet treats but that healthy eating side of me was like 'no, they're so bad for you'. After a little bit of research I put together a recipe that is better for you than the average brownie and still tastes as delicious.

60ml coconut oil
2 tablespoons water
200 grams light brown sugar
150 grams dark chocolate 
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
65 grams cacao powder
3 tablespoons wholewheat flour
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder  

Prepare a baking tray with a depth of about an inch or more by lining it with greaseproof paper or baking parchment. Turn the oven on to 180C to preheat.

In a mixing bowl pour in the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.

In a separate bowl melt the coconut oil so it's a liquid instead of solid, this can be done either in the microwave or on the cooker over a cooking pan of boiling water. After add the chocolate broken up into small pieces and stir with a spoon until melted and smooth.

Then add the liquid mix to the dry ingredients bowl and start mixing it all together, then add the vanilla extract and water. Finally, beat in the eggs well until everything is combined together. And pour mix into the baking tray.

Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes (depending on your oven) or until the top layer is hard and the knife is clean after poking the brownies.  Leave to cool and I would recommend taking a bite while they are still warm.

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