Gluten Free Cherry, Walnut and Chocolate Chia Brownies
Oh Tanya Hubbard from “Gluten, Grain and Nut Free” you have saved my life! I interviewed Tanya on my 4BC radio show “Fresh on Sunday”, and she was chatting about this brownie recipe she had brought in baked as a cake. I made these Gluten Free Cherry, Walnut and Chocolate Chia Brownies adapted from her recipe.
I was lucky enough to try the cake myself and from that moment I was blown away. I must have asked her on air about three times for the recipe, she relayed it to me and now this is my quick go to “I need a chocolate fix but still want to love and give nutrition to my body “ brownie, and believe me I have served this up to a lot of people and they have all loved it not knowing what was in it.
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds, soaked in 1 cup of water for 15 minutes.
- ½ cup cocoa
- ½ cup macadamia oil, sunflower, peanut or light olive oil
- 5 medium eggs
- 1 cup (175g) almond meal
- 3/4 cups of rapadura sugar, coconut sugar, brown sugar or 3/4 cup of honey
- good pinch salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
- 1 cup chopped dried cherries/ white chocolate/dried figs or any other filling
- 1 cup chopped Walnuts