Sunday, June 15, 2014
Low Carb Brownies
My job has done a number on my hips! I started working full time last fall. I tried to stay true to the diet but I slipped a number of times. I stopped exercising daily and found it difficult to have time to cook the low carb food that I needed. Yikes!
Here is my plan.....
Go back on the low carb diet, exercise daily and relax for a few days. I have so many planned projects that I can only relax for this week, then re-do the wood floors, clean out the basement so we can put away the food storage, clean about five cars so Spike can sell them, go on a family reunion, get the kiddo to basketball camp, oh yes...keep working about ten hours a week for a continuing education summer program.
Jacob thought today would be a great day to make brownies from scratch. Great idea for Father's Day. Not a good idea for my new low carb commitment. So I modified my recipe into a low carb brownie treat.
Here is what you need.
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup truvia baking blend which has 47 carbs per 1/2 cup. Next time use pure stevia in the amount recommended.
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
I cooked this at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
I can usually eat a whole pan of brownies by myself but eating two of these made me full. Again, mark this up as a positive for low carb baking!