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Healthy Fudgy Brownie - Manuka Honey Recipe

29/08/2016

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Featured on The Petite Cook website by Andrea. Recipe adjusted to incorporate our UMF™ Manuka Honey.

Great as an all year round healthy dessert recipe, and perfect to make for parties, birthdays and any other kind of celebrations!

Rich in antioxidants and fiber, these healthy fudgy brownies contain much less sugar and fat than you'd find in a traditional brownie recipe. Plus, they are 100% dairy-free and gluten-free. Basically almost everyone can eat them. They do contain eggs so substitute with a suitable alternative, like mashed banana, for a vegan version.

Ingredients - Serves 8

  • 200g avocado flesh (about 2 avocados)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ vanilla pod
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 100g/3.5 oz bar of 65-70% dark chocolate
  • 85g/3oz cocoa powder
  • 50g coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp UMF™ Manuka honey
  • ½ tbsp baking soda
  • Pinch of sea salt flakes

To serve:

  • 1 cup homemade salted caramel sauce (optional)

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 180C/360F.
2. Grease with a little olive oil an 8 inch baking pan.
3. Melt the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of boiling water. Once melted, let it cool a little.
4. Add the avocado flesh into a mixer, then fold in eggs, vanilla and water. Blend all ingredients until creamy.
5. Add in sugar, cocoa powder, honey and a pinch of sea salt. Mix all ingredients, fold in baking soda and stir until just combined.
6. Transfer the mixture into your prepared pan, levelling out the top and spreading well out the mix to all of the edges.
7. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes and bake in the oven for 20-25 min, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
8. Allow to cool completely before taking out of the pan. Cut into square and drizzle with caramel sauce if you like.

Enjoy!

Cooking Tips:

Being completely gluten-free, there is no flour in the brownie mixture, so it’s super important that you choose your cocoa powder wisely. Common rule is: if you’re using baking soda go for raw cocoa powder, if using baking powder choose Dutch cocoa powder instead. Remember not all baking powder brands are gluten-free, so double-check the ingredients before use.

These brownies are very fudgy, add 2 tbsp of flour into the mixture to get a bit of cake-like texture. You can also add 2 tbsp almond flour to keep it gluten free.