11 June 2013

Tasty Tuesday: How To Cook Healthy Brownies

Do you want fit, fast and delicious food? Then you're in the right place. We've teamed up with Zoo Kitchen - a new Youtube channel for foodies - to show you that cooking doesn't have to be time consuming and healthy food doesn't equal boring.

With a new video every #TastyTuesday, Jessica Zoo will show you super-quick, easy and healthy recipes that will make your mouth water. So remove the cobwebs from the spatulas - whether you're a full-time mum or have a fully-fledged career, it's time to get back in the kitchen. We're kicking things off with...

HEALTHY BROWNIE RECIPE

Tasty Tuesday: Video How To On Cooking Healthy Brownies


This healthy brownie recipe is perfect for chocolate lovers who need a fix without the guilt. Only using natural, healthy ingredients and free from sugar and flour, these are a great every day treat even for those that are watching their weight. If your sweet tooth is having a tantrum, you can always swap 1 tablespoon of stevia for sugar and we promise we won't tell anyone!

INGREDIENTS (Makes 20)
1 can of chestnut puree (400g)
6 eggs
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Small packet (150g) of ground almonds
4 Tbsp Cocoa powder
1 Tbsp Vanilla extract
50g walnut pieces
2 Tbsp of granulated stevia

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Each Brownie contains 120Kcal
9.1g of Fat
4.2g of protein
5.5g of Carbohydrate

DIRECTIONS
1) Switch the fan oven on at 180 degrees
2) Separate the eggs in 2 bowls. Whisk the egg whites with a small pinch of salt until the form peaks, then leave aside.
3) Add the melted coconut oil, stevia, vanilla and sieved cocoa to the egg yolks.
4) Mix in the chestnut puree and mix until smooth.
5) Mix in the ground almonds - the texture should be thick and cakey.
6) Gently incorporate the egg whites in two parts with a fork or wooden spoon to keep the bubbles intact.
7) Break the walnuts into pieces and gently stir them in.
8) Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper, grease it with coconut oil and sprinkle almond flour.
9) Pour the mixture and even out with a spatula.
10) Bake the brownies for 20min (max. 30)
11) Leave the borwnies to cool in the tray for 5min before you cut them and gently place them on a cooling rack.

These brownies are best enjoyed cold, without guilt!

Enjoy sensibly as part of a well-balanced diet. For any questions, comments and to share your brownie pictures tweet @JessicaZ00 www.jessicazoo.com

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Sonia Guzzo-Leach (Tue Jun 11 22:59:01 BST 2013): This is great! I want to try to make them. Is chestnuts paste easy to find? Can chestnut flour be used?
Jessica Zoo (Tue Jun 11 23:07:59 BST 2013): Sonia Guzzo-Leach it is! Go to any supermarket and ask them, make sure you get the brand WITHOUT vanilla, so not chestnut creme - just plain puree. People usually use it for stuffings etc.. :-)
Sonia Guzzo-Leach (Tue Jun 11 23:11:09 BST 2013): Yummie!!!! I love chestnut puree. Thank you so much! X
Brian Olshefski (Wed Jun 12 02:33:16 BST 2013): If its as good as your chicken risotto...
Jessica Zoo (Wed Jun 12 10:40:12 BST 2013): haha I will make that too at some point..! x
Angie Schn (Thu Jun 27 17:12:07 BST 2013): When I think of brownies...luscious, rich, decadent would have come to my mind...healthy? wow... these are definitely a keeper.