Saturday, November 5, 2011

Double Chocolate Brownie Bites

True to my word, in exchange for ditching ALL the Halloween candy, I'm baking up healthier treats for the girls.

Considering how decadent these taste, they are pretty nutritionally sound! Interestingly, Adam while Adam felt they did taste "healthy", Big A didn't notice and gobbled them up.

100g good quality dark chocolate (I used a bar of Galerie au Chocolaut cinnamon)
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar, Splenda or equivilent of stevia (I used 1/4 cup of powdered New Roots stevia)
1/4 cup boiling water

1.5 cups organic whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tbls chia seeds (optional, but adds a ton of nutrition!)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Melt chocolate in a double boiler (or a large heat safe bowl set snugly over pot of simmering water). When smooth, removed from heat and let cool slightly. In a medium bowl, whisk together bananas, eggs, vanilla and sweetener. Add banana mixture to chocolate and mix well. Stir in boiling water. In smaller bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir to combine. Batter will be very thick. Scrape into greased/non-stick mini muffin tins. Bake at 350F for about 8-10 minutes until set (do not overbake!). Makes 24 brownie bites. Freezes well.

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