Brownies – with chickpeas (albeit no one will ever know…)

I made brownies the other day – I am also starting to realise that most of my receipes are snacks or treats.  But I do think eating well is much easier i.e. fish or meat with vegetables and sallad is always tasty and easy.  Not sure if people agree?

Anyway these brownies are great as they are really ‘fudgy’ and gooey and contain no gluten, no dairy or refined sugar.

Chocolate Brownies – oven at 175 degrees C 

  • 2 tins of chickpeas – rinsed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 dl coconut sugar
  • 6 tbsp of cacao
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 150 grams of dark chocolate (70%+)
  • large pinch of vanilla
  • large pinch of salt

Melt the chocolate and the coconut oil and whilst this is melting blitz all the above ingredients. You don’t want there to be lumps of chickpea!  Add the melted chocolate and oil mixture and place in an oven proof dish – I used one about 20×25 cm.

For the topping:

  • 50 grams dark chocolate (70%) chopped
  • maldon sea salt – or as I did in this case used Saltverk Licorice Salt – I would add around 1 tsp.

Bake in the oven for about 15 min – keep an eye on it you want it to be gooey!

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Chocolate Mousse/pudding

Today has bee a beautiful day and I was actually in Stockholm seeing how pretty it is.

Stockholm2I am rather pleased that my daughters friend ate my avocado based chocolate mousse/pudding.  I don’t want to call it a mousse as it is heavier than that, but they both loved it.  Her friend thinks we eat crazy things so I had bowed down and made pasta (spelt, wholemeal which my kids love) … she did not.  And of course the joy of kids they are VERY honest.  But then I redeemed myself!

  • 1 banana – ripe
  • 1 avocado – ripe
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tbsp of agave

For adults I add a pinch of salt and reduce the agave.  This filled 2 espresso cups so enough for the three children.

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Sweet Potatoe pancakes – Great Breakfast

This Sunday it rained like never before hence me and my girls experimented a little in the kitchen.  We made chocolate mousse/pudding, sweet potatoe pancakes and salted caramels, which we changed completely as I didn’t think they tasted at all like salted caramels. sweetpoaotoepanncakes

Sweet Potatoe pancakes – makes 6/8 small pancakes or drop scones as some may call them (plättar in Swedish)

  • Cook one peeled sweet potatoe in chunks and then add:
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 dl oat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Milk to make it panncake batter thickness (almond milk is fine)
  • pinch of salt

Blitz all of it in the mixer, food processor or similar and the cook in plenty of butter or coconut oil if you want to be dairy free.  I ate mine with butter, one daughter with honey, the other with lemon juice. Everyone was happy!

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