Spring cleaning! After months of procrastination, I finally cleaned out my study. It was tedious work, but I reveled in the feeling of being neat and organized. Why didn’t I do this sooner? I had looked at the mess now and then and thought about cleaning it, but every time I just closed the door and walked away. All I could say was that I was not born with the neat gene. Whenever I visit my parents, I would lose all hope of ever get organized. My parents’ rooms were always strewn with gift bags, newspapers and other knickknacks. My mother, whom I most resemble, has a desk with layers of books, newspaper clippings, bottles of pills and what-have-you.
So, it was no small feat that everything was filed into its rightful place. And the recycling bin was full. High time to bake some brownies for afternoon tea. These flour-less brownies are unbelievably moist and delicious without any added fat. They felt decadent and sinful to eat, but they are actually healthy and nutritious. In all of my efforts in grain-free baking, this is the best recipe. A definite keeper!
This recipe is from Skinnytaste.com. I added 1/2 cup of walnuts to the original.
PB2 Flourless Chocolate Brownies Ingredients:
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1 cup PB2 (see photo and note)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp water
1/2 cup raw honey
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup semi sweet dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Spray a nonstick 9 x 9 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
Beat the egg and egg white in a small bowl with a whisk.
In a large bowl combine the PB2, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and mix well with a spatula. Add the egg and egg whites and stir. Add water, honey, vanilla and stir with a spatula until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake about 30 minutes. Set aside to cool, then cut into 12 bars cutting 3 rows x 4 rows.
Note on PB2:
PB2 is a reduced fat peanut powder that you can order from Amazon.com. It is an ideal product to have if you like peanut or peanut butter but don’t want to ingest too much fat.