I hope you are having a lovely rest-day if you are a regular POP Pilates-er like I am. I have a very special recipe/review for you today, one that will separate the scaredy cats, to the dare devils :) Jk. but seriously, you need to be pretty daring to make them.
It isn't as scary as you would think. This recipe is adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie's recipe because I didn't have a lot of the ingredients, and it worked for me.
1 cup apple sauce, the regular kind
1 and 1/2 cup water, warmish
3 tbsp ground flax seed meal
3 tbsp coconut oil, heated for about 30 seconds in microwave so it is mostly liquid
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
a little less than 1/2 cup brown sugar
In a Magic Bullet or blender of sorts, put in about a cup of kale and half the water.
Pulse until it is liquid.
Add another cup of kale, and swirl again.
Add more water and the rest of the kale, and pulse until it looks like really disgusting weird green potion sponge stuff.
Transfer the gunk and give yourself a pat on the back. If you've come this far, congrats. That was pretty nasty, right?
Okay now add some apple sauce, flax seed, and coconut oil.
Mix that up, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 5 by 7 pan with parchment paper.
Back to the mixing now. Add all the rest of the ingredients, and pour into the pan.
Looks like normal brownie mix now, right?
Taste a little. Good? Good. Now bake this baby for about 40 minutes, and give it the Toothpick Test. Clean?
Great! Let it sit out for about 25 minutes until cool, and then cut it into 20 rectangles/squares. Taste it!
Personally, I thought it was good, but i think they are much better chilled, and MUCH, MUCH better the next day.
In case you are curious, here is the nutritional breakdown:
Per 1/20 recipe:
77 calories approximately
Total Fat 3.1 g
sodium 4.6 mg
potassium 138.9 mg
total carbs 11.5
dietary fiber 2.4 g
sugars 5.9 g
protein 2.1 g
vitamin a 15.6%
vitamin c 10.2 %
Have a fantastic week, and let me know if you try these out. I felt that I had to give this a try, hence the name of this blog. :)
Now I just need to make my friend try them. My friend who eat mostly eats junk…. oh and my whole-wheat flour hating mother. She also loves butter and will tell you. Have courage and make these!