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Moist & Dense Hazelnut Brownies (that are healthy)

on August 22, 2012

These brownies are moist, dense and not too sweet.  They are made of wholesome ingredients that I would okay for even…dare I say it, breakfast.

2 cups oat flour (about 2 1/2 cups oats, blended into a flour in a blender.)

1/2 cup carob powder (or cocoa powder)

1/3 cup roasted hazelnuts, ground in blender

1 Tbsp. arrowroot powder

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. sea salt

2/3 cup almond milk (either plain or vanilla…I used vanilla)

3/4 cup no-sugar added applesauce

1/3 heaping cup honey (these brownies aren’t very sweet…for a sweeter brownie use 1/2-3/4 cup)

1 1/2-2 tsp. pure vanilla extract (or more)

1/2 tsp. almond extract (NO more…use exact amount.)

1/2 cup natural peanut butter (OPTIONAL, does not count in caloric evaluation.)

Mix dry ingredients.  Mix wet ingredients.  Being careful to not overmix, fold wet into dry ingredients. Spread into a lightly greased 8″x8″ pan.  (I use glass.)  Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely.  Spread with peanut butter. Serve.

Nutritional info (for 8 servings)

Per serving: calories 184, fat 4.8 grams, carbs 31.2 grams, protein 5.4 grams, fiber 3.4 grams