I’m fairly certain my love language is baking.
It’s certainly my favorite way to show love.
I’ve been known to stay up for hours perfecting a beautiful birthday cake for my hubby, completely re-bake a batch of baby shower cupcakes that didn’t turn out just perfect, or whip up scones just because a friend is coming for coffee.
If you come over for dinner, you might be served a mediocre main dish but get excited for dessert 🙂
This New Year my husband and I resolved to start living much healthier.
First up was cutting waaaay back on sugar and carbs.
I’m sorry what?
Have you ever heard of a fabulous dessert without sugar and/or carbs?
That’s why I named these brownies the Resolution Saver, because they’re probably the only reason I’ve stayed on track this past month and a half!
These bad boys are WITHOUT gluten, dairy, grains, sugar, AND oil.
But please believe me: they seriously are good!
The peanut butter makes a fabulous natural oil replacement and the agave (or honey) is an amazing natural (and low-glycemic) sweetener.
As for the almond/flours? High protein & fiber + low carbs = win/win!
So love on somebody two-fold with these treats.
#1 You took the time to bake for them.
#2 You care about their health 🙂
Resolution Saver Brownies
by Ashley Greeno
These bad boys have ZERO gluten, dairy, sugar or oil! But I swear they’re really good. They have single-handedly kept me on track with my New Year’s Resolutions 🙂 ingredients:
- ¾ cup almond meal
- ¼ cup oat flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ cup agave nectar (or honey)*
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¼ cup peanut or almond butter (or any nut I suppose)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Whisk together almond meal, oat flour, cocoa & baking powder.
- Add agave, eggs, vanilla & peanut butter and stir until combined.
- Pour into greased 8×8 pan.
- Bake 8-10 minutes.
- Makes 16 brownies.
*Honey is a little less sweet than agave so you may want to add a little stevia for extra sweet? We don’t like stevia at all so we stick with the agave 🙂
Ashley is a wife, mama, baker, blogger, hugger, & creative soul. She desires to be an encouragement to those around her & to help other mamas find their worth in Him!
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