Saturday, 15 June 2013

Chocolate Brownie

I’ve been thinking about making low carb chocolate brownie for a while. There are many different versions but I decided to go for brownie with ground almond. I ate something very similar in Costa coffee shop and it was very nice. The problem is that Costa uses regular sugar, so their brownie (even though there is no flour in it) it’s still quite high in carbohydrates. My brownie is much lower in carbs and testes same delicious. Rich chocolate flavour with a hint of coffee blends nicely with almonds and nuts. Be careful though! Calorie content is quite scary so don’t treat yourself with more than one piece at the time J 


Ingredients:
·         90 g  ground almonds, sifted
·         4 large eggs, beaten
·         Equivalent of 250g sugar (I used 25g Splenda)
·         225g unsalted butter
·         120 g dark chocolate (I used Menier with 30g carbs per 100g)
·         2 tsp. vanilla extract
·         1/2 tsp. baking powder
·         2 tsp. instant coffee
·         1/2 tsp. salt
·         100g nuts (I used mixed nuts), roughly chopped                                                                                           

Preparation:
·         In a large bowl, over simmering water, melt the butter and chocolate until smooth. Add the coffee and stir until dissolved. Leave the mixture to cool to room temperature.
·         Preheat oven to 170C and line squared cake tin (20cmx20cm) with baking paper.
·         In a medium bowl mix sweetener, ground almond and baking powder. Add it all to chocolate mixture followed by eggs and vanilla extract. Beat until well blended. Add the nuts and mix all together.
·         Pour the batter into prepared cake tin and bake for about 20 minutes. The brownie should be still slightly wobbly in the middle. Be careful and don’t over bake it. Brownie doesn’t like it! Let it cool down before serving. I like it the most on next day.

Enjoy J

Carbohydrates and Calories:
 
Whole brownie
1 square
Carbohydrates
75.3g
4.7g
Calories
3977
248
Source: I took it from diabetes.co.uk forum ages ago. Sorry but I can’t find the topic now. 

4 comments:

  1. This doesn't look like a diet brownie at all :) (I mean this in a good way :) These look fantastic!! What a great recipe!
    xox Amy

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  2. Thanks Amy :) Ive had a look at your blog. Really nice recipes. I will try your avocado brownie soon. Quite interesting idea..

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  3. I don't like coffee, so use orange essence - it makes a lovely combination.

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  4. Great idea for a brownie with difference. Combination of chocolate and oranges must taste lovely

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