If the man in your life bants or follows a low-GI diet you can spoil him this Father’s Day with banting chocolate brownies
By: VALERIE SLABBERT
Photo: Hema Patel
Banters’ taste buds change and banting titbits need to be less sweet then the sugar loaded originals. If sweet cravers will also want to eat with Dad, you can increase the amount of xylitol in the recipe. The recipe is easy enough for kids to make. It’s sugar, gluten and kilojoule free.
About 16 brownies
50 g dark chocolate (Lindt 70% or 85%)
125 ml (½ c) melted butter
250 ml (1 c) almond flour
125 ml (½ c) cocoa powder
125 ml to 250 ml xylitol (depending on how sweet you like it)
5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence
5 ml (1 t) baking powder
¼ t salt
50 g pecan nuts, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 180°C.
1 Line a square pan of about 20 cm with baking paper and spray with non-stick spray.
2 Melt chocolate and butter. Add eggs and whisk. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix through.
3 Pour mixture in pan and smooth top with rubber ladle or back of spoon.
4 Bake for about 20 minutes till done. Remove from pan and cut in squares when it is cooled off.
- Don’t bake the brownies for too long – a typical brownie should be moist and sticky in the middle.
- For a delicious peanut butter version replace the half cup melted butter with a half cup sugar and salt free peanut butter (it’s usually the bottle with the yellow lid) and leave out the pecan nuts.