Not So Blanc Brownies

Brownies are what we like to call a staple dessert. Any function you go to where there is dessert, you'll almost always find cookies and brownies. As delicious as they might be, those ooey gooey brown squares can be packed with dangerously high amounts of sugar. This recipe is chocolatey and delicious, without sending your blood sugar through the roof. These brownies are a perfect example of the beauty and versatility of grape nectar. 
 
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BLEND USED: Bored-O Blanc California Grape Nectar

Tasting attributes: Grape Nectar adds a subtle sweetness and light caramel notes to the recipe

A common thought is that in order to make a healthy dessert it has to be a bland, cardboard tasting dessert. This could not be further from the truth and our number one piece of evidence is this recipe. Using a natural sweetener like grape nectar with pure cocoa in and of itself is a deadly combo. Then adding all the other lovely ingredients keeps making it better. There is nothing artificial, boxed, inflammatory, or aggravating about this recipe. Just pure goodness. 
 
This brownie recipe is truly something special with how accommodating it is to dietary restrictions. Why? Because not only is it using grape nectar instead of white sugar, but it uses almond flour (to make it gluten free), and 100% cocoa powder (to skip out on the dairy). The almond flour is a great way to steer away from gluten, but not sacrifice flavor or texture. The cocoa powder gives these brownies the most pure and rich chocolate flavor that pairs ridiculously well with our grape nectar. Last but not least, this recipe can be made vegan. That's right! Substitute the eggs for ground flax seed with a little water and BAM! You've got yourself the yummiest gluten free, dairy free, vegan brownie you have ever had.
 
So why sweeten your brownies with grape nectar? We have seen all sorts of sugar substitutes in brownie recipes before. Everything from honey, maple syrup, monk fruit syrup, and even stevia. While some of these are natural sweeteners and other are artificial sweeteners, none of them can offer what grape nectar can. Our original blend of Bored-O Blanc Grape Nectar adds a grapey, bright, and sweet flavor to the bitter sweet cocoa, without the pitfalls of these other sweeteners. By sweetening these brownies with grape nectar, they are low glycemic, low carb, and have a boost of antioxidants. Grape Nectar brownies = elevated brownies. 
 
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NOT SO BLANC BROWNIE RECIPE
 
Difficulty
Easy
 
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour 
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 oz of Bored-O Blanc California Grape Nectar
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 large eggs or 2 tbsp of ground flax seed with 6 tbsp of water (vegan option)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free mini chocolate chips

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line the bottom of an 8 inch pan with parchment paper.

  2. Mix together the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

  3. In another bowl, mix together the Grape Nectar, oil, eggs, and vanilla until combined. Don't beat too much air into the batter or the brownies will sink when cooking.

  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and stir until well mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips.

  5. Pour and press the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 26-28 minutes.

  6. Once cooked, let the brownies cool for about 5 minutes and then put them in the fridge to cool for 45 minutes.

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