If you love brownies but not all the sugar, check out these Paleo brownies. The sweetness comes from banana and maple or coconectar syrup (depending on which you choose), which also provide some nutrition (unlike cane sugar). The nut butter and cacao contribute fats and protein, which add a lot of flavor + they're satisfying and filling.
L I S T of I N G R E D I E N T S
½ ripe banana
1 ripe avocado
1/3 cup pure maple syrup or coconectar syrup
3 tablespoons cacao powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs (optional)
1 to ½ tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1 to ½ tablespoon cacao powder
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or coconectar syrup
the M E T H O D
1. Preheat oven to 350oF and line an 8x8-inch pan with parchment paper.
2. Into a food processor, add the banana and avocado flesh. Puree until smooth.
3. Add the cashew butter and blend again to incorporate.
4. Add the maple syrup, cacao powder and baking soda. Blend again.
5. Pour the batter into a medium bowl and stir in the chocolate chips.
6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake 10-15 minutes or until the center is set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
7. To make the glaze, whisk together the coconut oil, cacao powder and maple syrup in a small bowl. Drizzle over the cooled brownies and enjoy!
Recipe courtesy of Paleo Magazine.