Double Chocolate Brownies
The BEST healthy brownie EVER!!! Fudgy an you'd NEVER know they are healthy!!
Packed with good for you ingredients and with the natural sweetener of dates!
Full recipe in video below!
1 cup pitted medjool dates (about 9) + 1 tablespoon hot water
4 tablespoons light butter
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup good quality cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup Lily's chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, cover dates with hot water. Let stand for 10 minutes.
Drain dates, reserving 1 tablespoon of the hot water. Add dates and water to a food processor and blend until a thick paste forms (see blog pics). You may need to stop blending and scrape down the sides a couple of times to get the paste to come together.
Add light butter, apple sauce, egg, and vanilla to the processor. Puree for 1-2 minutes, until the mixture is pale and creamy.
Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Pulse until mixtu8re it just combined, scraping down then sides once or twice if needed.
Add in chocolate ships. Pulse a couple of times to slightly break up the chips into the matter but still maintain some chunks.
Pour into prepare pan and spread batter evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes. I like my brownies ultra fudgy, so I take them out after 20 minutes, when they are slightly under baked.
Let cool for at least 10 minutes. Cut into twelve brownies.
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Recipe inspiration from litecravings.com