Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Almond meal chocolate brownies

I wanted to come up with a "thicker" almond meal product that my family and I could either snack on or pick up and take with us for "on the go" mornings.  Here is what I came up with:

Ingredients: (Same as basic almond meal cookies)
2 cups of almond meal flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
8 TBSP melted butter (or 1/2 cut olive oil)
1 tsp Stevia (Trader Joe's brand is what I use-the little bottle)
1 TBSP vanilla (Trader Joe's brand- no alcohol)

 1. Preheat oven to 350
With unsweetened cocoa powder
2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl well
3.  Put 1/4 cup mix in brownie pan (only makes about 6)
4.  Bake for 15-25 minutes(start lower and keep checking it until fork comes out clean)

Add-ins or variations:
1.  1 block melted unsweetened chocolate
With unsweetened chocolate
2.  1 cup chocolate chips(unsweetened)
3.  cinnamon (1-2 TBSP) to the mix and on top when baking
4.  Unsweetened cocoa powder (1-2TBSP)
5. combo of any of the above!
6.  Add a dollop of heavy whipping cream on it...yummy


Mama Bear said...

Is the stevia liquid or powder?
(We do not have a TJ's here)

Thanks! So excited to find your web site !!! Maria

Karen Bundy Barlow said...

So excited you found it,too! I used the powdered concentrated kind. It's what I started out with 2 years ago before I realized there was a liquid. Many people use the liquid but I am not sure how to compare the amounts. D you have a Whole Foods? They sell it as well. KAL makes a brand that is sold at Vitamin Shoppe, Earth Fare. You can probably get the powdered online as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just found your site and thank you. The problem is I don't like the taste of Stevia. Is there something else I can try?

Karen Bundy Barlow said...

Xylitol is the only other approved phase one sweetener. I don't use it much so I would not know how much to use. My husband doesn't like stevia either but he is ok with small amounts in baked products.