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Chocolate Chip Tahini Blondies (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Low Sugar)

AHHHHHmazing!

That’s what I’ve got to say about this recipe! These gluten free, grain free gems are absolutely delish, and loaded with healthy fat, protein, and fibre. I keep all my dessert recipes very low to no sugar, so if you’re looking for healthy holiday dessert recipes, you’re in the right place.

You can join my FREE 5-Day Sugar Detox challenge for lots of sugar free and healthy recipes HERE.

Now, tahini is the star of the show in this recipe. Not sure what Tahini is?

It’s ground sesame seeds made into a paste. Just like almonds ground into almond butter. Tahini is loaded with plant based calcium, which means it offers up some bone protective benefits. If you don’t have tahini on hand, you can swap it out for almond butter or sun butter. Both would work well!

If you’re looking for a delicious and healthified treat to serve up this holiday season, whip up a batch of these blondies!

Chocolate Chip Tahini Bars
These gluten free, grain free gems are delish. I keep all my dessert recipes very low to no sugar, so if you’re looking for healthy holiday dessert recipes, you’re in the right place
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup almond flour
  2. 2 tbsp coconut flour
  3. 1 scoop vanilla collagen creamer from Vital Proteins (optional)
  4. 1 tsp baking soda
  5. 1/4 tsp sea salt
  6. 1/2 cup tahini
  7. 1 egg
  8. 1/3 cup monkfruit (I use Lakanto)
  9. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  10. 3 tbsp coconut oil
  11. 1 tsp vanilla extract (or 2 tsps if not using vanilla collagen)
  12. 1/3-1/2 cup Lilys Sweets dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8x8 brownie pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl combine flours + collagen + baking soda + salt and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together tahini + egg + monkfruit + maple syrup + oil + vanilla.
  4. Add to the dry mix and stir until all ingredients are well combined.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips, then spread into brownie pan.
  6. Bake for 23-25 minutes, until the edges get slightly golden brown.
  7. Let cool for 20 minutes before slicing.
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The BEST Ever Decadent Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate lovers rejoice! 

You’re gonna love these delicious chocolatey gooey gems. A few months ago when I was putting together my Healthy Holiday Baking eBook, I came up with this recipe and was pretty much in heaven. 

And guess what? You know you’ve hit gold when your mom tells you she loves them and wants the recipe. Jackpot! She just basically confirmed these brownies were a winner. 

You see, my mom has been suffering with lupus (an autoimmune disease) and inflammation for a long time now. 3 years ago she got hit bad and basically couldn’t walk or move without my dad helping her get around. She was in so much pain. Literally, from head to toe she was inflamed and hurting. 

So, of course, I came in and helped revamp her diet. She made an incredible commitment to eating more organic, ditching the dairy and going gluten free. 

Well can you guess what happened? 80% reduction in her pain! 80 freaking percent! She’s not 100% because some of her medication has side effects, but from not being able to walk at all, to cleaning the house, going out and about doing her chores and enjoying the weekends out with my father, her quality of life has improved GREATLY!!

In fact, one thing she reported back to me was that she could think more clearly. Um, ya, gluten has a tendency to cause foggy brain. Crazy right?

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The reason I wrote my Baking eBook was for a few reasons; 1. I wanted to share delicious and healthier treats with my tribe (you guys rock!) and 2. because my mom really wanted to enjoy something sweet without having gluten and a boat load of crappy and fake ingredients. 

So I got to work and created a ton of recipes that are all gluten free, most are dairy free and all recipes contain only natural, whole food ingredients (because that’s how I roll!). 

So let’s get to my mom’s favourite recipe, my best ever decadent chocolate brownies. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 

Oh! and stay tuned for a very special 50% off discount on my baking eBook, coming soon for Valentines Day. 

P.S. If you’ve been dealing with inflammation, know that through the right diet, you can heal and get better! Our bodies are so miraculous when we give it the right support and nutrients. If you’re suffering, in pain and feel like their is no hope, trust me, their is a solution. Email me and let’s set up some time to discuss if working together is the right solution for you. Email me at: samantha@holisticwellness.ca for a complimentary consult call. 

The Best Decadent Chocolate Brownies Ever!
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Step 1 Chocolate
  1. ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  2. 3 tablespoons almond or coconut milk
  3. ¼ cup cacao powder
  4. 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
Step 2 Dry
  1. 3 tablespoons arrowroot starch
  2. ¼ cup coconut flour
  3. ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  4. ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  5. pinch sea salt
Step 3 Wet
  1. ½ cup pure maple syrup
  2. ¼ cup olive oil
  3. 2 eggs, whisked
  4. ¼ cup canned pumpkin
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Place all of step 1 ingredients over a double boiler and melt together over low heat.
  2. Next, place all the dry ingredients into a bowl and combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine all the step 3 ingredients. Mix well, then pour into the dry mix, along with the Step 1 chocolate ingredients. Mix everything together with a hand mixer until well combined.
  4. Pour batter into a greased 8x8 brownie pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool before transferring to a wire rack and cut into 12 even squares.
Notes
  1. * Feel free to add walnuts, dried cherries or other dried fruits, nuts or seeds to this recipe.
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Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Avocado Frosting

Woohoo! It’s Friday!

I’ve got a busy weekend a head of me. Finishing up my Christmas shopping, heading out to parties and events, off to a hockey game and baking. 

Yes, more baking. You would think since releasing my Healthy Holiday Desserts eBook that I would be all baked out, but I’ve got so many more recipes to test out and of course, being that my month is stacked with parties, I won’t be showing up empty handed. 

It seems that everyone ‘expects’ me to bring a dessert to their house considering I’ve been taunting them with dessert photos for over a month now! Truthfully, I’m ok with that 🙂 

Seeing someone bite into one of my recipes and having their face light up with joy and a great big smile makes me SO happy! Mainly because most people don’t realize that they’re biting into a gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free treat. It’s like baking trickery! Muahahaha.

Anyways, let’s get to these ridiculously easy Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes. I honestly mean it when I say ridiculously easy. One bowl, a few ingredients and you’re done. Your kitchen won’t be messy and your clean up will be fast. 

These cupcakes are delicious and are perfect without the frosting. I decided to frost them for an extra nice touch, but feel free to leave them as is. I frosted them with my Chocolate Avocado Frosting (which is also like a pudding and can be enjoyed on it’s own). Alternatively, you can use my Buttery Chocolate Frosting on page 55 in my Healthy Holiday Dessert eBook or a vanilla frosting will work too!

You would think that with all the baking I’ve been doing that my kitchen is stacked with all the baking essentials, like a piping bag! Well, I don’t have one and I also don’t have the fancy tips which makes all cakes and cupcake decorating look amazing. Um Santa…I need some piping bags!

However you end up frosting these bad boys, I’m sure they will turn out delicious. Get ready to make 2 batches of these beauties (especially if you have kids) because I guarantee they will go fast!

Happy Baking!

P.S. My Healthy Holiday Dessert eBook (which is full of recipes that go beyond just the holidays) is on sale now until the end of December. Get over 30 delicious gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free treats. Click here to grab your copy. 

Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes
Yields 12
These grain free and fiber rich cupcakes are easy to make and incredibly delicious. The texture reminds me of traditional yellow-vanilla cupcakes, but minus all the junk!
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Cook Time
22 min
Cook Time
22 min
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup coconut flour
  2. 6 eggs, room temperature
  3. 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  4. 1/4 cup water
  5. 2/3 cup maple syrup*
  6. 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
CHOCOLATE AVOCADO FROSTING
  1. 1 avocado
  2. 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  3. 3 tablespoons raw honey
  4. 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup
  5. 2 heaping tablespoons coconut oil, not melted but room temperature
  6. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  7. pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. CUPCAKES: preheat oven to 350F and line a standard 12 cup muffin tin with baking cups.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all the cupcake ingredients until a creamy batter is formed and no clumps remain.
  3. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, about 3/4 of the way, and bake until centers are firm, roughly 22 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool before transferring to a wire rack and frosting.
  4. FROSTING: while cupcakes are baking, add all frosting ingredients into a food processor and blend until well combined and no avocado chunks remain. Transfer this to a piping bag or use a knife and spread it onto the cooled cupcakes evenly. You can also enjoy the frosting as a chocolate pudding and eat it as is for a delicious treat!
Notes
  1. *For more sweetness, you can use 3/4 of a cup of maple syrup, but 2/3 cup was perfect for me and my tastebuds.
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