Dessert lover Arman Liew, author of Clean Sweets (The Countryman Press, 2020) and the blog The Big Man’s World, believes that, when it comes to sweets, healthy substitutions cannot sacrifice taste. Ever. “After extensively experimenting with recipes, I have a firm grasp on what works and what doesn’t in healthy dessert adaptations,” he says. Here’s one of his favorites, excerpted from Clean Sweets.
This mini-skillet brownie can be a savior any time the sweet tooth strikes. It uses easy on-hand ingredients and, as it doesn’t contain any eggs, is perfect when just undercooked.
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- Serves 1Servings
- 2 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. almond flour
- 1 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. cocoa powder
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 Tbs. granulated sweetener of choice (we used NOW Organic Monk Fruit Extract Powder)
- 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. ground flax (or substitute 1 large egg)
- 1 Tbs. oil of choice
- 2 Tbs. milk of choice
- *Chocolate chips for topping, optional
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease mini-skillet or ramekin, and set aside.
2. In small mixing bowl, add dry ingredients and mix well. Add in oil and milk, and stir until batter is formed. Top the batter with chocolate chips, if using, and bake 10–12 minutes, or until just cooked in center and chocolate chips have melted.
- Calories: 130
- Carbohydrate Content: 7 g
- Cholesterol Content: 55 mg
- Fat Content: 6 g
- Fiber Content: 1 g
- Protein Content: 12 g
- Saturated Fat Content: 1.5 g
- Sodium Content: 190 mg
- Sugar Content: 2 g