Chocolate Brownies with SlimSweet™ Monk Fruit

Author: Carolyn Hartz  Date Posted:23 November 2021 

Chocolate Brownies with SlimSweet™ Monk Fruit

Rich, fudgy and decadent, they are everything you want from a brownie, they are probably my favourite brownies ever!  I use ground almonds instead of flour, which makes them sugar free and gluten free.

MAKES 16

INGREDIENTS

  • 150g raw almonds, ground
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 20g cacao powder or good quality cocoa, sifted
  • 200g raw pistachios, finely chopped
  • 100g Raw Dark Chocolate or good quality sugar free dark chocolate, chopped
  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g SlimSweet™ Monk Fruit sweetener
  • 4 eggs (50g), lightly beaten
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed (approx. 125g)

 

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C/140°C fan-forced. Line an 20cm square baking pan with baking paper.
  2. Mix the ground almonds, baking powder, cacao and pistachios in a large bowl until combined.
  3. In a saucepan, bring water to the boil and remove from heat. Place the chopped chocolate into a bowl and place over the saucepan and melt while stirring. Carefully remove bowl from the saucepan and set aside to cool slightly.
  4. In a clean bowl, use an electric beater to beat the butter and SlimSweet™ Monk Fruit sweetener on high speed until soft and fluffy. Add the melted chocolate, eggs and banana and beat on medium speed until combined.
  5. Combine the chocolate mixture with the ground almond mixture. Pour into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 20–25 minutes, do not over bake as the brownie should be fudgy in the middle.