Wild Blueberry Brownies


Wild Blueberry Brownies

Here’s a little something for the weekend! These brownies have a rich chocolate flavour and a deliciously squidgy fudge like consistency on the inside. I use Cacao in chocolate recipes, which is the raw unprocessed form of Cocoa. It is extremely high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals especially magnesium. If you can’t find hazelnut meal, buy a bag of hazelnuts and blend them for around 10 seconds to make your own. One and a half cups of hazelnuts will give you 2 cups of hazelnut meal. Coconut sugar can be used in recipes in place of refined sugar. It tastes delicious, has a low Glycemic Index compared to sugar and honey and a rich mineral profile.

The brownies are gluten, dairy & refined sugar free.  They make a healthy delicious treat but remember like all treats they should be enjoyed in moderation.

Wild Blueberry Brownies

Makes: 16

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 30-35 minutes mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups hazelnut meal (almond meal will also work but hazelnut provides the best flavour)
  • 3 tbsp cacoa powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100ml water
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup frozen wild blueberries (other types of berries will also work, I like the wild blueberries as they are a little tart)
  • Grated coconut to decorate (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/ fan 160°C
  2. Line a square tin (20cm) with baking paper and grease with a little coconut oil
  3. Add the hazelnut meal, eggs, coconut oil, coconut sugar, cacao, water and baking powder to a large bowl and mix until well and consistently combined
  4. Add the walnuts and and mix through
  5. Place the mixture into the lined baking tray and add the wild blueberries on top pushing them half into the chocolate mixture with the back of a spoon
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes until firm to touch.  The mixture will still be fairly soft and squidgy in the middle
  7. Leave to stand until cool then turn out and cut into 16 brownies.  They are very squidgy brownies so cool thoroughly before slicing & then store in the fridge
  8. Add a sprinkling of coconut flakes on top (optional)
  9. Enjoy!

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