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Delicious Moist Almond Flour Brownies

I was testing out a new healthy paleo brownie recipe that totally was a disappointment for my Valentine’s Day treat!  Luckily, I baked my tried and true delicious moist almond flour brownie recipe featured here along side it!  

When a recipe says “This brownie recipe is the answer to every baked good and chocolate craving you’ve ever had…” you hope you found a winner that is both delicious and healthy! It honestly tasted nothing like that description nor was it close to even being a tad sweet. I used monk fruit which was suggested since I didn’t have the other sweetener (JJ Virgin’s sprinkles) which may be the difference. I honestly never tasted monk fruit so I didn’t know what to expect. I’m not even fond of using replacement sugars unless it’s something like honey, coconut sugar or dates.  All these other sweeteners on the market I’m just not sure how “healthy” they claim to be. And, I don’t want to see in 5 or 10 years that they might be the worst thing we might be consuming! I don’t like stevia either.  To me, it tastes like a “fake” sweetener and has that aftertaste so I don’t use it. I just rather have the real thing and have it as a treat once in a while. Unfortunately, the healthy paleo brownie was a total fail in flavor and I was sorry I drove to three different stores to find the monk fruit sweetener!

Thank goodness my tried and true almond flour brownie recipe came to the rescue. I suppose my intuition was at play here! 🙂 I’ve been making this recipe for years and love it especially since I’m gluten free. It does have real sugar and it does have real grass-fed butter which I’m fine with. I’m not crazy and manic when it comes to things like that even though I try my best not to include sugar on a regular basis. A treat is a treat and should not be consumed like you would be eating a salad!

My clients and their kids love this recipe too. I can say with a clear conscious that this recipe is delicious and you should give it a try. You won’t miss the flour or even know it’s missing because it’s still moist, rich, chocolatey and delicious! I hope you try this yummy almond flour brownie recipe! And, if you do, please let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Delicious Moist Almond Flour Brownies

Gluten Free Rich Moist Brownies

Course Dessert
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup fine almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder aluminum free
  • 3/4 cup organic sugar
  • 3 lrg eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup grass-fed butter Kerrygold
  • 3/4 cup ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare an 8x8x2 ceramic baking dish with parchment or non-stick foil for easy removal.  Hang it over the sides so you can just lift it out.  For the parchment, butter the dish first so it sticks.

  2. Melt chocolate and grass-fed butter in the microwave in a glass measuring cup for approximately 30 seconds, stir and continue until melted. Whisk together and set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients such as almond flour, cocoa powder, pink salt and baking powder.

  4. Meanwhile, beat together eggs, sugar and vanilla for approximately 2 minutes and light in color.

  5. Slowly pour the melted chocolate and butter mixture into the wet ingredients while still beating the mixture until all incorporated.

  6. Pour the all the wet into the dry ingredients while beating until completely mixed and incorporated.

  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes.  I usually pull mine at 25 (put a knife in the middle it should be pretty clean not wet but still moist).  Cool and cut into squares.  

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Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

This little chia seed is packed with high fiber, protein and omega 3 fatty acids! The raspberries are an extra boost in fiber and one of the highest amount of fiber in berries!

I’ve been hooked on this since I started making this a few months ago.  I eat it several times a week.  It’s a great breakfast because all you need to do is open your fridge – and – wah la – it’s ready!  It also keeps you satisfied for a long period and it makes you feel like you are eating something luxurious due to how creamy it is! It doesn’t seem like it is healthy! 

Chia seeds benefits include promoting healthy skin, reducing signs of aging, supporting the heart and digestive system, building stronger bones and muscles, and more. 

One cup of chia seed pudding has 16.9 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein (not including the cashew milk that it’s made with) and 14.8 grams of healthy fat!! This one cup is literally half of your recommended fiber intake for the day and we know how hard it is to get a lot of fiber in your diet. It’s a win win for weight loss as well as lowering your risk for heart disease and diabetes!! Fiber slows the rate the sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream! 

It’s loaded with ALL 8 essential amino acids, a host of trace minerals and micronutrients ~  manganese, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, copper & potassium!  It has the highest amount of omega 3 of any plant source. And while the best source for omega 3s is oily fish due to EPA and DHEA – a recent study found (Appalachian State University) that when female subjects tested took 25 grams of milled chia seeds over a 7 week period their EPA plasma increased not just ALA. This is awesome for vegans and vegetarians that need to get their omega 3s from plant sources. I always put chia in my smoothies but I just love the pudding!!

Fiber is a very important part of our diet especially for weight loss and something that is often overlooked. This one is packed with all the essentials – fiber, protein & fat and a little carbohydrates.

You can find chia seeds at your local supermarket or health food store.  However, if you have a local Costco by you they sell a huge bag of organic chia seeds for under $7.00. Can’t beat it!

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 8 tbs - chia seeds
  • 2 cups cashew milk (I love Elmhurst Milked Cashews - so good!)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 6-8 raspberries

Instructions

  1. Put ingredients in a container with cover and mix together thoroughly with a whisk. It's not completely necessary but I find it comes out better if you stir it half way or after an hour or so of settling.  Sometimes I will just shake the glass container!

  2. Let it sit in the fridge overnight (or at least several hours) and place a handful of raspberries on top when serving. Enjoy!!

Recipe Notes

You can also make this with coconut milk if you are allergic to nuts.  Use half canned coconut milk and half carton (mixed well before other ingredients are put in)