This all started because mama got a craving for CHOCOLATE. And by mama I mean me. And my chocolate I mean like real, dark, CACAO rich in magnesium and antioxidants…what I’m trying to say here is chocolate is pretty much a vegetable which is pretty much a salad so….eat chocolate 😉
But for real, I am a salty girl. Give me a bag of chips, some raw cheese and sourdough crackers, pretzels and dip and I am a happy camper. If I indulge it’s with salty foods. Always. But every once in a blue moon, I really crave the deep, dark, cacao flavor, so after a long day enjoying our ONE day of 85 degree spring weather, I went into the kitchen and whipped these up. Literally.
They are everything I craved and now I have a giant stash in my freezer for when that craving hits again. Or if I need to bring a dessert to a church or friend functions; done.
I hope you enjoy these too. As always they are gluten free and refined sugar free. I DID use grass-fed butter in these BUT I’m sure you could make these dairy free by omitting the butter and using ghee or coconut oil or even a vegan butter.
Fudgey Sheet Pan Brownies
(Gluten-Free and Refined Sugar Free)
4 large eggs
1 cup of cacao
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp old coffee leftover from the morning
1 tbs vanilla extract
2 sticks grass-fed butter
2 cups of coconut sugar
1 1/2 cup of Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 flour
2 cups of dairy free chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350.
Mix the 4 eggs on medium speed with the cacao, salt, baking powder, baking soda, coffee, and vanilla for about 1 minute.
In a medium saucepan over low-medium heat melt your butter (pour just a tsp onto your baking sheet and take a paper towel and smear it around so it’s greased).
When the butter is melted, add your sugar and whisk until dissolved.
Remove from heat.
Add your butter/sugar mixture in to your batter mixture and over medium speed mix until smooth.
Add in the flour and mix on low speed until smooth and then add in your chocolate chips and mix again until incorporated.
Pour the batter on to the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
Let cool and cut into squares and enjoy a few while it’s hot.
Store in an airtight container or freezer! MMM, cold brownies, my fav!
I just wanted to highlight some amazing benefits of cacao and the reason you should incorporate it into your diet often!
Cacao is where the cocoa bean or chocolate comes from. It is in it’s purest, raw form, keeping all of the amazing properties and nutrients in tact and bioavailable for your body to use. Cacao is one of the highest sources of magnesium in the world, along with 40 times more powerful in antioxidants than blueberries! It also has more calcium than cows milk! It really is a powerful plant and deserves a regular rotation in your diet.