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Dolce: “Healthy” Brownies

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If you are anything like I am, you are trying to eat healthier in 2014. I tried a new approach to my annual commitment to healthy eating by participating in a 14-day whole foods detox. Working with two amazing health coaches {Team J and A}, I joined a community of 60+ people from around the globe who committed to eliminate processed food and other junk from our diets for two weeks and see how they felt. While the challenge was tough at times {no coffee?!? good-bye cheese?!?}, it was just the right program to set me on a path to a healthier lifestyle. I also learned several fun cooking tricks along the way, like the recipe for these “healthy” brownies.

These fudge brownies are a delicious, healthy alternative for someone who loves chocolate and is maintaining a vegan, gluten-free diet. Their consistency is more crumbly than fudgey, but they hit the spot. –jacque

Ingredients {recipe adapted from J+A}

¾ cups coconut nectar

½ cups coconut oil, softened

½ cups raw cacao

2 cups almond butter

1 tablespoon vanilla

4 ounces dark chocolate {I use dairy-free chips}

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon agave nectar

Directions

1. Grease a 9×12 baking pan with coconut oil and preheat your oven to 325.

2. In a large bowl, mix the cacao powder, coconut nectar, almond butter, coconut oil, vanilla, baking soda and sea salt.

3. Add in chocolate chips and agave and stir.

4. Pour mixture into pan and bake for 30-40 minutes.

5. Allow to cool and enjoy!

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This entry was posted on January 23, 2014 by in Cakes, Dolce and tagged , , .

About Jacque & Jaime

Jaime and Jacque are two gals who discovered a mutual passion for Mediterranean flavors and ingredients and never turned back. They started Mezze & Dolce to share this love, their recipes, and their inspirations with the world. Follow them at www.mezzeanddolce.com.

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