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Double Dark Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients

Mix dry ingredients together and set aside


1 C Gluten Free Oat Flour (or substitute ⅓ C Almond Flour)

¾ C Cocoa Powder

1 tsp. Baking Powder

1 Pinch Salt


Mix wet ingredients and fold into dry ingredients


¼ C Coconut Oil

⅔ Nut Butter of Choice

1 tsp.Vanilla

1 C Maple Syrup (100% Organic)

1C Unsweetened Applesauce

¼ C Non-Dairy Milk

1 C Chocolate Chips (Dark)


Step 1: Mix dry ingredients and set aside.


Step 2: Mix wet ingredients well. Begin to add dry ingredient mixture slowly to the wet mixture.


Step 3: Mix Chocolate Chips into the batter.


Step 4: Line a 8X8 baking dish with parchment paper or the coat dish with Coconut Oil.


Step 5: Add batter to the dish and bake for 45 minutes.


Step 6: Remove from the oven and let set for 30 minutes. Cut brownies using a plastic knife for a clean cut and less crumble.


Step 7: ENJOY!


Store

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days or up to 3 months in the freezer.


Fun Nutrition Facts


Oats are a whole-grain and an excellent source of fiber and are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.They are a unique group of antioxidants called avenanthramides, which are believed to protect against heart disease. In addition, they are known for other health benefits such as lowering blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

A good quality dark chocolate (70-85%) is rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, and a few other minerals. In addition, it has a good amount of potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium. The fatty acids in dark chocolate consist mostly of oleic acid (a heart-healthy fat also found in olive oil), stearic acid, and palmitic acid. In addition, dark chocolate contains stimulants like caffeine and theobromine which probably isn’t enough to keep you awake at night, but can help you focus during the day. As with all snacks that contain a good amount of sweetener, we should always consume in moderation.



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