Did someone mention Brownies?
As you all know by now, I have many sweet teeth and chocolate has a special spot in my diet. Brownies have been one of my guilty pleasures since I can remember, but as I got into a different lifestyle – trying to minimalize white flour and refined sugar – I hadn´t really created a healthy alternative for myself so far. Time to change that
These brownies are more silky than gooey and a little less sweet. They are made of sweet potato, oats, almond meal and chickpeas. Sweetened with dates and maple syrup. Topped with white chocolate cream and crushed candy canes.
It was my very first time trying those candies. Do you like them? I found them more pleasing on top of a cake rather than separately. Or perhaps I’m just not a candy person.
On top of a brownie candy canes give a nice minty touch, but if you prefer to keep this recipe healthy and sugar-free then I recommend you to use the brownie recipe but skip the topping and use your guilt-free alternatives instead
For me matters that a cake is nutritionally balanced. There is enough fiber, protein and healthy fats to prevent the sugar high and insulin spike. Also, I prefer to use more natural sweeteners, in this recipe using both dates and maple syrup, so that I can enjoy every bite without thinking the possible side effects refined sugar usually causes. Though, the topping is made using vegan white chocolate and candy canes I think a little here and there will not hurt and for special occasions it is nice to challenge your mindset limits as well You know, we all can get a little crazy with some rules.
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