Carob brownies

While the six week cleanse has ended, we’re still experimenting with a wheat and sugar free diet – these brownies are made with spelt flour, oil, honey and carob powder, making them wheat, dairy and sugar free. And surprisingly nice, despite all that. The icing does have dairy, but I think the brownies would be lovely without.

I could have used a smaller pan, and cooked them a little less – also, I completely screwed up the icing by adding twice as much liquid. Definitely a recipe to try again!

ingredients:
½ cup honey
3 eggs
½ cup oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
½ tsp vanilla
½ cup carob powder
1 cup spelt flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup of chopped nuts, or sultanas, or whatever floats your brownie boat

Beat together the honey, eggs and oil in a bowl with electric beaters. Add in the salt, vanilla, carob powder, spelt flour and baking powder until combined. Stir in the nuts or sultanas, and pour the mixture into a small-ish greased baking tin. Bake at 175 C/ 350 F degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

and for the icing:
9 tablespoons carob powder
6 tablespoons cream
3 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
1/4 cup o coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla
rapadura or sugar to taste

Beat the icing ingredients together with electric beaters until smooth. When the brownies are cool, spread with the icing and serve. Eat with gusto. Or at least visible enjoyment.

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