I’ve been dedicating some free time to baking once/week and it feels SO good. Sometimes I bake for myself, sometimes for family or for friends, and it puts me in the best mood (plus you get to enjoy a delicious treat when you’re done!). These gluten free zucchini brownies are the easiest and most delicious treat! Brownies are one of my favourite things to healthify and I love sneaking in some zucchini for extra veggie goodness.
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These brownies are:
- packed with healthy fats which are great for brain health and help balance hormones
- packed with iron and magnesium from raw cacao powder & cacao nibs, which is the purest form of chocolate
- sweetened with natural sugars which contain minerals which help to balance blood sugars, unlike refined sugars
- easy, delicious and healthier than store-bought brownies!
[lt_recipe name=”Gluten Free Zucchini Brownies” servings=”8 brownies” prep_time=”15M” print=”yes” ingredients=”1 cup shredded zucchini that’s been squeezed of excess moisture;1 large pasture-raised egg;1/2 cup almond butter;¼ cup pure maple syrup;½ cup coconut sugar;2 tsp vanilla extract;½ cup high-quality cacao powder;2 tablespoons almond flour;1 tbsp. baking powder;½ teaspoon salt;2 tablespoons room temperature coconut oil;1/4 cup raw cacao nibs;1 tbsp raw cacao;Fancy sea salt, for sprinkling on to;Optional: melt dairy free choc chips or 2 tbsp coconut butter with 2 tbsp raw cacao powder and a pinch of maple syrup to make a “frosting” for the top” ]Preheat the oven to 400F. ;Mix the wet ingredients together until nicely combined. Whisk the egg in. In a separate bowl, Mix the dry ingredients together until well combined. ;Mix the two together until it forms a nice batter and fold in the raw cacao nibs. Pour in an 8×8” pan in parchment paper and bake for about 25 mins – do the toothpick test! Let the brownies cool for 10 mins, add the “frosting” if you wish and then top with rose petals to make them extra fancy.[/lt_recipe]