These chocolate fudge brownies have been tried and tested hundreds of times, so I can confidently say they are foolproof! They are easy to make and have to be the simply richest, gooiest and heaven-est around! You won't be disappointed.
If you're not looking for a keto recipe, but something nutritious and gluten-free, then this brownie cake is for you. You and everyone else will love them, they're very tasty with a double chocolate whammy flavor.
I'm not sure if this is a good thing, but if the neighbours know you're cooking these brownies, they'll definitely be dropping in for a cuppa.
Why Is Chocolate Fudge Brownie Good For You?
This chocolate fudge brownie recipe hosts a handful of ingredients with each one having amazing health benefits. So, what’s so special about some of these ingredients and why are they good to include in your diet?
Himalayan Salt: This salt is a natural form of salt compared to table salt. Himalayan salt originates from rocks in the Himalayas, and boasts trace minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iodine and calcium. We use Lucy Bee Himalayan Salt.
Chocolate: Quality dark chocolate preferably free-from sugar is rich in flavanols and polyphenols, offers small amounts of copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, selenium and protein. The fatty acid profile is also excellent being mostly saturated and monounsaturated with small amounts of polyunsaturated fat. It is a good source of probiotics, and also contains caffeine and theobromine which some people are sensitive to. We use is Montezuma's Absolute Black 100% Cocoa Bar, it's tasty and is super low carb and Hershey's Cocoa Powder because it contains zero carbs.
Erythritol: Although this contains zero nutrients, it is a great substitute for cane sugar. It comes from a natural source, doesn't cause side effects like cane sugar and other sugar substitutes, and tastes almost like sugar. When eaten, it’s absorbed into the bloodstream and then excreted in the urine unchanged. We use NKD Living 100% Natural Erythritol.
Chia Seeds: These are related to the mint family and are naturally packed with huge amounts of nutrients. They're renown for giving energy and because of they're high fiber content they're an excellent source for relieving constipation. Chia are gluten-free and are also high in protein, good fats, essential amino acids, and antioxidants which all cleverly fight free radicals. We use Sevenhills Wholefoods Raw Chia Seeds.
Eggs: You can not beat fresh eggs from your farmer, they're super organic making them the best over and above your supermarket organic eggs. We're told to eat 1-2 per day, but actually it should be more like four. They're the prefect super food, are nutrient rich and high in omega fats, are also naturally high in protein making them an excellent choice for keto diets.
Why You Need To Change Your Diet
If you’re looking for a free-from diet to compliment your everyday lifestyle eating habits, then this recipe just might hit the spot.
Most people are sensitive, intolerant or even allergic to processed foods ie carbs full of sugar, dairy, potatoes, bread, grains and nuts without realising it.
You only realise how threatening they are to your body when you cut them out of your diet. This was the case for myself!
Free-from refers to foods that cause intolerences or allergens, but allergens are life threatening whereas intolerances aren’t. However, both cause equal amount pain, suffering and grievances to the person suffering.
This Recipe Is Free-From What?
There are a few foods that I look for when shopping or planning to make something. This chocolate fudge brownie comes within those categories of free from:
Why I Love This Dessert?
This yummy chocolate fudge brownie is my husbands and children's pride and joy. He says, it provides that guilt free trip to the fridge and eaten with a lovely cup of coffee breaks his day up. He especially loves it with my homemade Creamy Coconut Vanilla Yogurt.
Though I have to eat keto, I obviously can't resist the temptation to have a taste, especially since I have to write about it. I have to say it was very good and believe you'll just love it too.
Chef's Notes & Tips
These brownies freeze well, so feel free to make a double batch and pop them in the freezer. They're particularly great for picnics and for any big kid on dark miserable rainy days.
I think these are best made with regular butter, but don't let me stop you using dairy-free butter. The texture is the same but the taste is slightly different.
A gooey brownie always tastes better than being dry and overcooked. If you're not a fan of the gooey bit in the middle, it will set once cooled. To revive the goo just pop it in the microwave for five to ten seconds.
I usually throw in 100g of dark chocolate chips to add some crunch. The chocolate I recommend is Montezuma's Absolute Black 100% Cocoa Bar, which means you will have to smash it up in to small pieces.
Sometimes, we fancy something different so I use what's at hand ie chopped walnuts or pistachios. At other times, I deliberately buy something extravagantly yummy such as marshmallows, or if you don't mind the sugar content add some chopped up maltesers or crunchie bars etc. Feel free to use anything you fancy at the time.
Cacao powder has a milder taste compared to cocoa, either is fine to use. For low carb lovers check out Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder.
This really hits the spot when you’re craving something rich, creamy smooth and yummy. Here is the good news, this yummy mousse will satisfy all your cravings! It’s what foodie dreams are made of! It’s pretty amazing, I dare you to try it!
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Step By Step Instructions:
- Preheat the oven to gas 3, 160 C (320 F).
- Grease and line an 8 inch square baking tin with parchment paper, ensuring sides overhang.
- Melt the butter in a sauce pan.
- Allow to cool slightly before using it.
- In a large mixing bowl or your favourite mixer add the melted butter, chocolate powder, erythritol and salt, chia seeds and vanilla extract and stir.
- Add the eggs one at a time, then slowly sift in the rice flour.
- Stir until just combined, then add the smashed up chocolate or chocolate chips.
- Pour the brownie batter in the prepared tin and place in the oven.
- Bake the brownies for approximately 30-35 minutes or until they no longer wobble in the middle. Remember the middle should still be nice and gooey.
- Leave in the tin and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- These brownies are quite fragile so if you can, transfer to the fridge for an hour before cutting into squares.
- Sprinkle with your favourite toppings such as nuts or smashed sweets before serving.
*If you use other ingredients or quantities, I can’t guarantee the results.
Chocolate Fudge Brownie Nutrition Defined
This makes a total of 10 servings, each serving equates to 267.32 Calories, 4.49g Protein, Fats 18.3g, 11.76 Net Carbs, . These calculations exclude my Creamy Coconut Vanilla Yogurt and chocolate shaving as these are optional.
Dairy-Free Flora Butter
Hershey's Cocoa Powder
Per 10 Serving
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