For January I’m trying a Paleo diet in an attempt to lose some kilos and be healthier! I’ve tried the diet before and had quite a lot of success but found it hard to carry on for longer then a couple of months. I found it difficult to socialise and enjoy myself on special occasions and began to feel guilty for any tiny slip up. Now that’s not a way to live. So this time I’m doing it a little different. Every now and again I’m going to treat myself to something that’s not exactly Paleo. No, that doesn’t mean I’m going to smash down fast food for days on end. It’s all about moderation, or so they say. Anyway, onto the Paleo brownies. Sure, they’re Paleo but they’re not exactly in the spirit of the diet. I can’t imagine cave men whipping up a batch of brownies but hey hooo if they could, I’m sure they would have. These brownies are fudgy, rich and not too sweet – just the way I like them. It’s SUPER important you don’t overcook them. The aim is to take them out when they seem to be JUST cooked.
60 grams almond flour
10 grams coconut flour or more almond flour
80 grams unsweetened cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
130 grams of butter
140 grams coconut sugar
1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 180°C and line a brownie pan with baking paper.
- Add butter, coconut sugar, cocoa powder and salt to a medium heatproof bowl. Put in microwave for about a minute (or until butter has melted). Remove and allow to cool.
- Add one egg at a time, whisking well after each one until completely incorporated. Do not over whisk.
- Add the almond and coconut flour and whisk to combine.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the center is just set and a knife inserted comes out moist.
- Sprinkle with flakey sea salt and allow to cool completely on a rack. Once cool cut into 16 pieces or 10 if you like a big brownie.