Sometimes my best recipes come from nowhere. These brownies are definitely a testament to that. One day I was in my apartment and I had some soured kefir that I had made. It was past the palatable drinking stage, and not wanting to waste it, I threw together these brownies. I didn't expect the results to come out very well, but I was completely surprised. These are so incredible, I may like them better than my favorite grain-free brownie recipe. I gave the pan away to one of my advisors as a thank-you, and he ended up (due to the pestering of his students) sharing them the with his entire class! I got an email the next day with rave reviews. I think you'll rave about them too ;)
|Mhmm. Fudgey cakey chocolatey goodness!|
Grain-free Kefir Brownies.
makes one 8x8 pan
2 cups soured homemade kefir
1 cup organic coconut flour - source
4 happy eggs
1 cup raw cacoa powder - source
16 oz chocolate chunks, I used Enjoy Life
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 full droppers plain stevia - source
To make your brownies:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (mine is convection).
2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips. Mix well.
3. Add chocolate chunks and mix again.
4. Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until the top is cracked, the sides are slightly firm and there is a tiny bit of jiggle in the middle of the pan.
5. Remove from oven and let cool. Try a slice warm. Let it cool and try another slice. Share. Serve with a nice cold glass of raw milk. Yum!
I love these brownies, not only because they are delicious, but that they are low in sugar and carbohydrates! The only added sugar comes from the sugar in the chocolate chunks. If you use unsweetened chocolate the brownies will not taste very sweet. For those of you who are not partial to stevia, feel free to omit it. I haven't made the recipe without stevia so I don't know if it will grossly affect the flavor, but my guess is that it will make a small difference in sweetness.
|Mhmm. Chocolate chunks.|
These will freeze very well. They will also make a great accompaniment to homemade french vanilla ice cream and homemade raw whipped cream. I love anything chocolate and vanilla combined!
Here are some of my other delicious brownie recipes:
Grain-free Coconut Flour Brownies
Gluten-free Brownies (for you whole-grain folk)