Would you like to know why today is so incredibly marvelous? I hope you said yes, because I am going to tell you either way.
So as for the recipe…
This month’s Recipe Redux theme was “Treasured Cookware.”
Share a story of classic cookware – and a healthy recipe to go with it. Some of us will be celebrating Mother’s Day next month (May 11,) but it’s more than once a year that many of us cook with a pan, a wooden spoon or another piece of cookware passed on to us from the kitchens of our favorite relatives. Let’s see what you can cook up with your treasured kitchen tool!
This theme was very challenging for me because there so many tools in my kitchen that I love to use. Cookie sheets, vegetable peelers, food processors, whisks, baking pans just to name a few. In reality I don’t think that a single one was passed down from a relative! We do have some antique kitchen items but those are either for decoration or in storage. Maybe it’s just because I’m not old enough to be handed down anything yet?
However, since I am technically an adult now, everything in my parents’ home is kind of like a tool passed down from my relatives (aka Mom and Dad), right?! Right. From these I ended up picking two of my most commonly used kitchen tools/cookware for this recipe.
As I decided to make brownies, a glass baking dish was kind of a given. I don’t thinking brownies would have turned out very well on a cookie sheet… And seeing as how my recipe is gluten-free, a food processor was also a must. Those who bake with gluten-filled flours have to worry about over-mixing and tough final products; however, those who bake with gluten-free flours can mix to their hearts content. A food processor for blending up the batter was the obvious next conclusion. I make about 50% of my recipes in a food processor just because it’s such a fast and easy method for mixing.
Coconut Flour Brownies
Grain/Gluten/Wheat-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo/GAPS-Friendly
Adapted from War Eagle Mill
Makes 9 brownies
- 2 eggs
- 6 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbsp coconut flour
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 or 8×8 square glass pan with parchment paper and your favorite cooking oil to prevent sticking.
- In a food processor place all of the ingredients and blend for about a minute or until thoroughly combined. Alternatively you could mix the eggs in a medium bowl first, then add the wet ingredients, and finally the dry ingredients, mixing well.
- Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan and use a spatula to smooth out the top.
- Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes. Remove when firm to the touch (or remove sooner if you prefer gooey chocolate brownies). Let cool for a few minutes before slicing and enjoy!
Substitution notes: You can use carob powder in place of the cocoa powder for a caffeine-free version. To make this recipe sugar-free you could probably substitute the honey with 1/3 cup mashed banana or pumpkin along with some liquid stevia to taste. I have not attempted to make this recipe egg-free but a flax, chia, or tapioca egg substitute may work (no guarantee).
After reading the rest of my post for today (trust me, you don’t want to miss it!), check out all of the other bloggers who linked up their recipes for this month’s Recipe Redux.
Now comes part two of today’s post, which I am equally excited to talk about. Do you remember a What I Ate Wednesday post about one month ago where I shared a picture of a quiche that I made with an almond flour crust?
Well, I submitted that recipe to be part of Chowstalker’s first community cookbook. I got the final digital copy recently and it’s fantastic. There are so many amazing meal ideas in there and I’ve already successfully made one of the recipes for my family this weekend.
**The rest of this post was promotional and removed according to the rules of The Recipe Redux. You can read my other posts more recently on the subject matter. Sorry for any inconvenience.**
Questions for you:
Do you prefer brownies or cake?
Have you ever contributed to a community cookbook before?
Do you have community cookbooks at home? We have a lot from church and local fire stations.