Caveman Chocoholics Unite Under Brownie Nation
Sometimes there is no substitute for chocolate, so this recipe will help you get through your chocolate cravings relatively unscathed by poor nutritional choices. The recipe is titled Paleo brownies, but is not at all strictly Paleo because of the chocolate chips. For those of us just looking for a healthy dessert or those who are “practically Paleo” then let’s chow down.
I frequently bring this dish to parties and potlucks. Then I have something that I feel fantastic about eating as dessert and I don’t feel deprived as everyone else is sucking down cake, pies, and high fructose corn syrupy drinks.
This dish is also relatively low glycemic (or low carb) and therefore has low impact on raising blood sugars and putting the body into “storage mode”
Earlier this week I spoke about the importance of getting enough green veggies, and this dessert is actually made with the first ingredient and the foundation of this recipe is zucchini. You really cannot taste it in there. If you give these to your men and kids they will never know that the zucchini is there, ENJOY.
Paleo Zucchini Brownies
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1 1/2 cup very finely grated zucchini (use fine side of grater plate)
- 1/3 cup Nature’s Hollow sugar free maple syrup (from Sprout’s Market)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp stevia
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 and ¼ cup dark chocolate chunks
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Melt half of the chocolate chips and then combine all the other ingredients with the melted and un-melted portions of the chocolate chips.
3. Pour into a greased 9×9 baking pan.
4. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.