Yes you read right. Brownies. Have I flown off the diabetes band wagon? No sir!
The last two days I have not felt well and been a bit depressed. Actually I don’t know if depressed is the right word- exhausted is more accurate. Exhausted in every sense of the word. I feel wrung out emotionally, spiritually and physically.
Today for some reason I feel a lot better. I don’t know if it is seeing my sister or having voice lessons or what but I just feel a little more energy than the last 2 days.
I am particularly happy about a new recipe I tried for BROWNIES!!! You won’t believe this recipe actually works. It has NO FLOUR and NO SUGAR!! How can that be? I was skeptical but it is delicious. The chips have a tiny bit of sugar but you can use chips with cane juice, agave or other sweeteners.
Chocolate Chip Brownies
1 (16) ounce jar salted almond butter, smooth roasted
1 ¼ cups agave nectar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ cup cacao powder
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup dark chocolate chips 73% cacao
- In a large bowl, blend almond butter until smooth with a hand blender
- Blend in eggs, then blend in agave and vanilla
- Blend in cacao, salt and baking soda, then fold in chocolate chips
- Grease a 9 x 13 pyrex baking dish
- Pour batter into dish
- Bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes
I wish I could take credit for this recipe. It is from an amazing blog called Elena’s Pantry written by Elena Amsterdam. Ostensibly she is a gluten free author but her recipes also are low glycemic and use natural sweeteners. She’s even introduced me to new sweeteners/flours such as yacon powder and spelt flour.
These brownies are AMAZING!!!!!
I feel I have been blessed to not care much about food but after two bad days I must admit these brownies made me happy and smile. One thing about being a medical freak show is it makes you appreciate the little things. 🙂
Try out these brownies and other recipes from Elena’s Pantry and let me know what you think. I have been blown away. (Unfortunately these are not cheap but you can’t have everything!)