Exam fever has hit our home again, why do I feel like my girls are either writing exams or on school holidays, or both as it is currently?! We all know that there is nothing better than to hit the books with a little comfort food, and comfort food does not need to be unhealthy.
This recipe has been made so many times that I’ve actually lost count and much like my banana bread recipe it too has many upgrades along the way. In the past it has had orange zest mixed in, which is still possible simply add orange zest to the batter and squeeze the juice over the top once finished baking. It has also changed over the years from a rather dense and heavy brownie, to a light and fudgy consistency.
- 2 cups ground almonds
- 7-10 medjool dates, pitted and chopped
- 1/2 cup milled flax meal - buy it here
- 1/2 cup organic cacoa - buy it here
- 1 cup nut, coconut or full cream milk
- 1 Tbsp almond butter - buy it here
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup 70% dark chocolate chips or good quality dark chocolate chopped
- Preheat the oven to 170ºC
- In a food processor, pulse the dates, almond flour, flax meal, cocoa together until the dates are chopped.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, excluding the choc chips, and give the mixture a good blitzing.
- Stir in the choc chips.
- Transfer the batter to a prepared brownie tin or 8x10inch silicon baking tray
- Bake for 25min.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool
- Cut into squares and serve.