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Flourless Chocolate Brownie

Photo credit: Jennifer Brand

Photo credit: Jennifer Brand

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups dark chocolate/semi sweet chocolate chips (the darker the better)

  • 1/2 cup butter (grass fed preferred)

  • 3 whole eggs

    • If you can’t eat eggs you can substitute

      • Duck eggs, often tolerated by those that can’t tolerate chicken eggs

      • Chia seeds or flax seeds

        • Use 3 tablespoon of chia seeds, OR ground flax seeds mixed with 6 tablespoons of water and let the mixture sit for 15 to 20 minutes or you can prepare it the night before

          • The rule is 1 tablespoon of chia seeds or ground flax seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons of water is equal to 1 egg for baking

Add-ins are fun! Chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, your favorite nuts, etc. are all options.

Instructions:

  1. Melt the butter and chocolate together (about 2-3 minutes in the microwave), stir until well blended and smooth

  2. Beat eggs and add (or add egg substitute) to butter and chocolate mixture

  3. Stir until well blended and smooth (keep going and trust me, you’ll know when)

  4. Optional - mx in your add-ins

  5. Pour mixture into a greased baking pan or muffin tin.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. It's done when you stick a knife in the center and it comes out clean. 

  7. Let cool and serve!

This is a major crowd pleaser, you WILL want to double the recipe!

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Jennifer Caryn Brand Nutrition, Flourless Chocolate Cake

Because…

Chocolate Cake!

This cake is a twist on my flourless chocolate brownie recipe that never fails to be the hit of every party.

The secret ingredient in this cake is… Avocado!

Why avocado? Avocados are …

Healthy fats.

Rich in fiber.

A good source of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium, copper, iron, and zinc.

And because they add richness and creaminess to recipes, yes even cake!

It deserves mentioning that nothing about this cake ends up tasting like avocado.

Let’s do this.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups dark chocolate/semi sweet chocolate chips (the darker the better)

  • 1/2 cup grass fed butter

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 4 whole eggs (for egg substitute options click here)

Jennifer Caryn Brand Nutrition, Flourless Chocolate Cake

Whole, real food ingredients

Instructions:

  1. Melt the butter and chocolate together (about 2-3 minutes in the microwave), stir until well blended and smooth

  2. Beat eggs and add to butter and chocolate mixture

  3. Stir until well blended and smooth

  4. Mash avocado and add to mixture, stir until well blended and smooth

  5. Pour mixture into a greased baking pan or muffin tin. You can grease with butter or oil. I typically use avocado oil, but coconut oil or butter works well too.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. It's done when you stick a knife in the center and it comes out clean. 

  7. Let cool and serve

Enjoy!