Friday, 15 May 2015

#NicaBakes: Natural Cacao Nutty Brownies

We love donning our baking mitts at Nica HQ and testing out a new recipe, and all the more so when we’re creating a sweet treat that’s healthier than a slab of Death by Chocolate yet just as delicious!

So, armed with some of our favourite ingredients we hit the kitchen to test out some yummy cacao nutty brownies, and of course we wanted to share our delicious recipe with you.

Dry Ingredients

3/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup cacao powder
1 level tsp baking powder


Wet Ingredients

4 eggs
3 tbsp (depending upon your taste) agave nectar /or/ raw honey /or/ pure golden syrup
3 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 melted bar 85% dark chocolate (we love 
1/2 cup crushed nuts – Opt for mixed nuts or cashews which are a great substitute for  'white choc chip’ chunks.

*250 ml water

Ingredients for the Frosting
1 very ripe whipped Banana 

1/2 cup coconut cream
1/4 melted bar dark chocolate 

Finishing Touches
Sprinkle with fresh blackberries and crushed nuts


- Pre-heat oven to gas mark 5 and pop the cake tin into oven.

- Mix together all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.

- Separately mix wet ingredients *except water.

- Judge the consistency, it should be fairly thick so mix in a little bit of water at a time  

  until the mixture is able to run without being too watery.

- Combine wet and dry ingredients, making sure all are folded in together.

- Spoon into a cake tin (If you use a rubber one, there’s no need for greasing but a 
  traditional tin will probably need some grease proof paper).

- Make sure the cake mix is evenly spread and pop into the oven for 20 mins at gas 
  mark 5. (Check to see if it’s ready by pricking the middle with a knife, if the knife  
  comes out smooth without any mixture then set aside and leave to cool).

- Prepare frosting by whipping the ripe banana and mixing with half a cup of coconut
  cream and 1/4 of the melted bar of dark chocolate

- Once cool, frost the brownie with frosting mix, and then top with blackberries and
  crushed nuts.

- Cut into brownie sized pieces and tuck in!

Et VoilĂ ! A sweet treat that’s not even naughty as they’re created from natural ingredients. Why not try them out for yourselves? Or share your own great clean baking pics with us @nicahandbags on Instagram. 

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