Yesterday on my Facebook page I asked people what their ultimate vice foods are. I was surprised to see that all of the responses were for sweet treats like store bought cake, and candy. You should know that I love a challenge, and I LOVE to try and make recipes healthier so that we can still eat the foods we really like to eat.
My vice food is by far chocolate, I don’t really eat milk chocolate so much but raw dark chocolate gets me every time. When I saw one reader post about her addiction to brownies I had to share this recipe! So keep the suggestions coming and hopefully I’ll be able to help you transform your vice food into guilt free healthy eats too!
1 cup Organic Pumpkin puree (I use organic, but it doesn’t have to be)
1 cup Organic dark chocolate chips
1 cup Raw sugar (can be reduced)
4 eggs (2 whole eggs, 2 whites)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour
1/2 cups finely ground walnuts or hazelnuts to supplement extra flour (you can do this in a food processor)
1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
1 tsp Baking powder
pinch of salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 6×6 inch baking pan with coconut oil or other vegetable oil.
2. In 3-quart saucepan over very low heat, melt pumpkin puree and chocolate chips, stirring the mixture constantly. Remove from heat, and stir the sugar into the chocolate. Allow the mixture to cool slightly. Beat in the eggs (2 whole, 2 whites) one at a time, mixing well after each, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, finely ground nuts, baking powder and salt; stir into the chocolate mixture. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
3. Bake in oven 30 to 35 minutes. Brownies are done when toothpick is inserted into center and it comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
|Warning! These are delicious and although they are lower in fat, calories and additives eating the whole pan will still ruin your diet. Please enjoy responsibly!