Choc brownies (egg, dairy, and GF and with nutrient boost too)
I’ve been on the hunt for a brownie that ticks boxes for fussy eaters but also provides a bit of a nutrient boost and I’ve found it!!
This is a great recipe as it’s quick and simple to make and avoids many of the common allergens.
It is also a great way to boost nutrients and contains fruit.
½ cup apple puree (I didn’t have any so just peeled and cooked down piece of apple until soft)
2/3 cup nut butter (I used peanut butter but substituted 1 hpd dessert spoon for tahini – great extra nutrients. Almond or sunflower butter or a mix of any of the 4 works)
1 hpd dessert sp of honey (or maple syrup – I also go very low sugar so add more to taste)
1 dessert sp coconut sugar (could add more or substitute for more honey/maple or use brown or white sugar)
1/3 cup cocoa
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda (oops, I forgot this, and it still worked 😉)
½ cup of choc chips (optional. I substituted for sultanas as didn’t have choc chips)
Put all in the blender except choc chips and whiz until mixed.
Place in a lined pan and bake at 180˚ for 25-ish mins
Can add frosting if you’d like
I made a ‘healthy frosting’ but it’s quite ‘appley’. If you have an apple eater it would be okay but is probably a stretch for those who don’t!
½ cup applesauce (I used my cooked down apples but blended first)
¼ cup cocoa
1 hpd dessert sp of honey/maple syrup (more to taste)
¼ cup light tasting oil/butter
Whiz in the blender
I added 3 hpd tsps of ground linseeds to thicken (and left to sit for 10 mins while it worked its magic)
*with thanks to The Big Man’s World for recipe inspiration
Judith, MA Cantab, is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/