Monday, March 18, 2013

crowded kitchen: super yum paleo brownies

i'm not the best at this ancestral diet thing, but i'm trying. the hard truth of the matter is that in the thick of things, i'm not above shoving a fistful of flour in my mouth when nobody is looking just to cure that carb hangover thing i have going on. but like i said, i'm trying. (pay no mind to the white flour stains all over my clothes...i'm TRYING!)

my husband is really good at sticking to things. that's probably how he never ends up with disgusting chinese food orders...he knows what he likes, decides on something, and sticks to it. straight and narrow type of guy, that one.

we're in this paleo thing together these days. me because i'm sick of eating fake food in hopes of tricking my body into losing baby weight. him because he has huge jiu jitsu goals for 2013 and he needs primo fuel for the things he's going to ask his body and mind to perform. (sure wish i had goals that lofty...i'm pretty much just sick of my jeans unzipping themselves every time me and my stomach sit down. darnit.)

he loves brownies. he also loves snacks at night. and sometimes after a long day of sticking to his diet, the man will down a bowl of chocolate ice cream drizzled in peanut butter and we can all assume that doesn't exactly help the cause. (kind of like me and the flour, right? and by flour, i hope we all know i mean corn chips, crackers, bread or whatever else flour has made in my house.)

so here's a recipe i found on nomnompaleo. it's amazing. and i had almond flour on hand for just such an occasion. it'll probably be my go-to recipe from here to eternity, honestly. it's tasty. it's complex. and it's paleo...though i'm not sure how the sugar plays into the ancestral part. just nod and smile like i did, ok??

i also found a coconut macaroon recipe that i'll try out tomorrow. you're excited, aren't you!?

super yum paleo brownies

3/4 cup almond flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup chocolate chips (or use 7 oz of baking chocolate if you wanna!)

1.heat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix the flour, salt, cocoa, and baking powder in a large bowl and set aside while you do work, son!
3. In the microwave, melt 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips and the butter. I set it for a minute and kept my eye on it. Seemed to do the trick and I didn't burn it. Huzzah!
4. Mix sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a bowl.
5. Slowly add chocolate and butter to the egg mixture, making sure to go slowly to not cook the eggs with your hot chocolate sauce.
6. Combine wet and dry ingredients and pour into prepared 8 by 8 dish. Sprinkle remaining chips on the top and press into batter.
7. Bake for approximately 30 minutes.
8. Do your best not to eat the whole pan of brownies before your husband comes home from lunch. Especially important if your 4-year old witnessed you bake the brownies. He'll rat you out.

...happy baking!...


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