Healthy Choc Chunk Brownies

Hello again, I know it’s been a little while since I’ve posted a recipe my sincere apologies. 2018 has been a challenging year thus far finding the balance of mum and personal life quite demanding let alone time to work on my blog sharing my ideas. It becomes a juggling act that’s for sure.

My love for healthy food hasn’t changed we continue to live a healthy lifestyle even when the weekdays find no time for long hours in the kitchen especially with after school sports/activity commitments every night of the week. The joys of active boys.

Lately my food philosophy has been quick healthy meals and a lot more food prepping. That could mean planning at the start of the week what’s for dinner each night. Making a few extra dinners when I have a free day to freeze for quick no-time for prep nights, and even making double batches so we can eat it for a second time throughout the week (nothing wrong with that). This has helped take the stress out of meal time and keeping us on track with eating nutritious dinners which is so important for my growing, active family and us parents keeping up with them.

I’ll post more about this later on and share some of my go-to meals for mid-week dinners stay tuned..

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For today I wanted to share with you these amazing brownies I made for two reasons. One because my kids love brownies and seriously who doesn’t love an indulgent gooey brownie every now and then. And two, my middle son suffers from very dry skin and acute eczema. With the change of weather now becoming colder and a lot dryer his skin has dried out severely and made him inch and irritable.

You probably asking why don’t you just use some cream and what has this got to do with brownies?  Continue reading “Healthy Choc Chunk Brownies”

Gluten-Free Brownies

It’s the start of school holidays and the kids are already bored, seems like these days the more they have the more they can not amuse themselves go figure. A bunch of  homemade brownies will get them quiet for ten minutes at least.

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Gluten Free Brownies

  • Difficulty: easy
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Gluten and Grain free treat

Ingredients

2 cups almond meal or can use 1 cup peanut or almond butter for a nutter crunchy texture

1/2 cup rice malt syrup or maple syrup

1 egg

2 tb butter

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup cacao or cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 160’c
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond meal, syrup, egg, butter and vanilla and stir in cacao or cocoa
  3. Pour a sn spread batter evenly into a lined square baking tin  and bake for 20mins until brownies just done but soft in the middle

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Brownies using the nut butter instead of almond meal