Sunday, July 3, 2011

Gooey Chocolate Amaranth Brownies

Dog tired

Boxes make the best toys

Gooey chocolate amaranth brownies
Misha and Bailey, my two new pets, have only two speeds, either full throttle or out like a light, as they demonstrate in the photos above. In many ways, they are like human babies. They take hours and hours of time each day, just like my human kids did. They prefer boxes to expensive toys and can fall asleep just about anywhere.

 The July 4th weekend seems like the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with my two new pals plus Kona and eat some chocolate brownies. The Gooey Chocolate Amaranth Brownies pictured above taste decadent but are filled with quality ingredients, and are gluten, dairy and egg free.

Ingredients for 12 brownies
  • 2 T. unsweetened sunbutter
  • 2/3 cup organic cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup amaranth flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 T. yacon syrup + 1/2 tsp. powdered stevia
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled, baked and pureed with 1/4 cup hemp milk
  • 1 flax egg (mix 1 T. ground flax with 3 T. hemp milk)
  • Optional frosting: 1 T. sunbutter, 1 T. coconut oil, 1/2 T. yacon syrup
Directions:
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch square pan with pan spray. Set aside.
  • In food processor, puree the sweet potato with hemp milk. Add in other ingredients and continue blending until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into baking pan.
  • Bake until a knife comes out of the brownies with few moist crumbs, about 20 minutes.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • Frost with a mixture of sunbutter, coconut oil and yacon syrup. Melt in a saucepan and then pour over brownies and spread evenly.

4 comments:

Ricki said...

These sound fabulous! My favorite brownie of all time has sweet potato in it (but also Sucanat and gluten--bummer!). This sounds like such a fantastic alternative,and I just *happen* to have all ingredients on hand!

And your pups are TOO cute! Love that top photo. Brings back memories of my two when they were pups!

Mental Magician said...

The sound lovely. I am going grainfree and it's a learning curve. I'm not familiar with amaranth flour; what does it taste like (strong taste/mild taste etc?). I also haven't heard of yacat syrup. Would agave work?

I love the cat cookies pic on the header

Sheree Welshimer said...

Amaranth flour has a slightly sweet taste but it's in no way strong. It blends perfectly with the other ingredients in these brownies but you could probably use brown rice flour or quinoa flour just as easily. Yacon syrup is a bit more difficult to find but you could use agave nectar.

Good luck with your baking! Thanks for the compliments about the pets. They are keeping me very busy.

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