Sourced from: Infinite Health Blog, by Dr. Davis,
originally posted on the Wheat Belly Blog: 2012-01-01
Mocha Walnut Brownies
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Richer than a cookie, heavier than a muffin, brownies
are ordinarily an indulgence that leaves you ashamed of your lack of restraint.
Have one . . . or two or three, and you will surely pack on a pound
of belly fat.
But these mocha walnut brownies, as with other
recipes I provide, will not pack on the pounds. With no wheat
to trigger appetite, nor any readily-digestible carbohydrate to generate
blood sugar highs and lows, you can have a nice brownie or two or three
and nothing bad happens: You don’t send blood sugar
sky-high, don’t trigger formation of small LDL particles and
triglycerides, you don’t trigger appetite, you don’t gain
a pound of belly fat. You simply have your brownie(s) and enjoy them.
Serve these brownies plain or topped with cream
cheese, natural peanut or almond butter, or dipped in coffee.
8 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate (100% chocolate)
4 tablespoons coconut oil or butter, melted
2 large eggs, separated
½ cup coconut milk (or sour cream)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups ground almonds
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder (or plain dried instant coffee)
Sweetener equivalent to 1 cup sugar or to taste (e.g.,
liquid stevia, Truvía, erythritol)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Melt chocolate using double boiler method or in
15-second increments in microwave. Stir in melted coconut oil or butter.
In small bowl, beat egg whites until frothy.
Add egg whites, egg yolks, coconut milk, and vanilla extract to chocolate
mixture and mix thoroughly by hand.
In separate bowl, combine ground almonds, coconut
flour, walnuts, cocoa powder, espresso, and sweetener. Mix thoroughly.
Add dry mix to chocolate mix and mix together
thoroughly. If dough is too stiff, add additional coconut milk,
one tablespoon at a time.
Place mixture in 9-inch square baking pan and
bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick withdraws dry.