Thursday, April 25, 2013

chewy brownies

the best tasting lowcarb brownies i made, and the best tasting brownies i had ( and i had a lot) its also chewy and crusty at the same time :) I'm truly proud of this recipe so please try it and let me know what you think :)

1 cup of almond flour ( i used honeyville brand)
1/4 cup of vanilla whey protein powder
1.5 tbsp of coconut flour
1/4 cup of organic cocoa powder
5 tbsp of unsalted butter
3 tbsp of ground physillium husk ( I'm telling you if you don't have this in your lowcarb pantry you should get some it will add fiber and chewy texture in your muffin or in this case brownies)
2/3 cup of ricotta cheese ( i used part skim because that's whats on the store, but you can lower the carb count more if your going to use the whole ricotta cheese)
1 egg
1/2  cup of so delicious coconut milk or almond milk
1 cup of erythritol (  if you change this sweetener i don't know whats the texture will be, erythritol added texture to this recipe , its a natural sweetener with 0 in the glycemic index so it wont raised or spike your blood glucose)
1 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp of salt
1 tsp of vanilla

for the crumb ( if you choose to make some muffin too)
1/4 cup erythritol
1 tbsp of softened unsalted butter
2 tbsp of cinnamon powder

heat the oven at 350 F
mix the almond and coconut flour, whey protein powder, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder and the physillium husk, mix well. set aside
softened the butter
creme the butter and the erythritol together until well mix using hand held electric mixer
add the egg and continue mixing
add the ricotta cheese
add all the dry ingredients and continue mixing
add the coconut milk or almond milk and vanilla
at this point add your choco chips. its up to you how much choco chips your going to use ( adjust your carb count according to your own ingredients)
keep on mixing.

i was able to make 12 muffins and 6 regular size whoppie cookie in this batter

line your muffin 12 muffin tin, fill it up halfway. to add the cinnamon crumb just mix everything and put it on top of the batter bake it at 350F for 30 minutes

make this into a cookie brownies i did not put any cinnamon crumb in the cookie brownies but its still crusty outside just scope the batter using cookie dough scooper spread it a little in a silicone mat bake it at 350F for 15-20 minutes or depends on how small your cookies are just keep on checking or what i did is i have a nonstick whoopie pie pan i grease it then put my batter in it cook it for 20-30 minutes. 

I also put the same batter in a 9x9 square pan and top it with chocolate chunks, cook for 30-35 minutes in the 3rd rack of the oven. Take it out after 35 minutes although it doesn't look cook and it's still a bit soft when you touch it, just take it out and let it cool down. Then cut into squares.

update: so after one day in the fridge i find that the one that i put crumb on top were slightly sweeter than i would like. so i suggest skip the crumb top if you like it not overly sweet.

19 servings with 1.94g of net carb each.