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Every once in a while we all get hit with a sweet tooth. What could possibly be better than a brownie? A totally delicious, healthy brownie!
I started making these as a way to get a little more protein into my daughters diet while being disguised as a sweet treat. The ricotta cheese gives them a protein punch while keeping them moist and they’re even gluten free!
As always, try to use as many organic ingredients as possible and forget about buying low-fat products – the fat is only replaced with sugar and fillers and our bodies need some healthy fats to keep our brains working.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have!
- 1/2 cup of raw sugar
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 6 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons of part skim ricotta cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon of oat flour
- 1 teaspoon of coconut or avocado oil + more for greasing the pan
1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, then pour into a small brownie that has been pre-greased with coconut or avocado oil.
3. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through, or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean (check after 30 minutes).
These freeze really well, so don’t worry about self-control if you make a whole pan full. Simply cut them into small pieces, freeze them on a plate lined with parchment paper and once they’ve frozen through, toss them into a Ziploc bag, and enjoy one when that sweet tooth sneaks up on you!
Jacqueline Banks, who grew up in Casa de Campo, is a certified holistic health counselor and busy mother.
Her focus is on helping other busy moms in all stages of motherhood keep themselves and families healthy and happy. She uses natural and organic solutions to solve individual health problems and promote clean living.
Check out her website at: www.jacquelinebanks.com