These cakes are nice and chocolatey and have a little bit of texture as I ground the almonds myself and I find that the vitamix always leaves a few little chunky bits.. maybe I'm doing it wrong because it excellent for everything else. Either that or I need to get the grinding jug for making flour and meal. If you don't want that then it's best to blend them in a food processor or use store bought almond meal. As per usual my almonds are always sprouted and dehydrated for enhanced nutrition and digestion.
Grain Free Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes
1 ½ cup active almonds – ground or almonds meal
1 ½ cup coconut sugar
2 large tbs coconut flour
3 tbs raw cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 free range eggs
½ cup organic Greek yogurt or coconut yoghurt for dairy free
1/3 cup coconut oil – soft or melted
Preheat oven to 180oc. Add all of the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine and aerate. Make a well in the center then add the eggs, yoghurt and oil. Stir the wet ingredients to combine them then slowly incorporate the rest of the dry ingredients into the wet in a folding motion. Once it is fully mixed spoon into greased muffin tins then bake for 20-25 minutes or until the bounce back when lightly pressed. Let cool before removing from the pan as they can stick…
I used this recipe substituting organic butter for the coconut oil.
Happy Birthday Nana.. :-)
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