Jordi asked for some muffins yesterday and there were no snacks left so having a little extra time this morning and feeling a bit relaxed I made up the Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge brownie my family loves but this time without grains. It's come out really nice, lovely and crispy on the outside and a bit chewy on the inside, I think coconut oil adds to the texture that gives it the chewyness. So I thought I should share it with you.. here's the recipe..
Grain free Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies
Makes: 1 x 18x18cm brownie
1 1/2 cups whole hazelnuts - then ground them
1/3 cup coconut flour
1 1/2 cups coconut sugar
1/3 cup chia seeds - ground
2 1/2 tbs cacao powder - I always use raw cacao
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla powder
1 tsp bi-carb soda
1/3 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 free range eggs
Add all dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine and remove any lumps. Make sure that the raising agents are thoroughly distributed.
Make a well in the centre then add the oil and the eggs and stir them through until you have a thick dough. Turn it into a baking paper lined dish, smooth the top and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 35 minutes. Let cool before cutting.
It's delicious and crispy on the outside but may soften with time. So get into it straight away with the cream if you want to indulge.. coconut cream or lightly sweetened vanilla cashew cream would be perfect!
Have fun and enjoy!