I am so excited to be joining some talented bloggers today to share some of our favorite fun holiday sweet treat recipes with you! If you are coming from Kathleen at Roots and Boots, I’m so glad you stopped by today! I hope you’ll give this simple grain-free peppermint brownie recipe a try! Make sure to read all the way through to the end to find more fun recipes from my blogging friends.
In the hollow, we typically don’t seek out a lot of “grain-free” recipes because we know the wonderful health benefits quality grains can offer. Especially when we take steps to prepare our grain in a way that maintains a lot of the beneficial parts and helps to breakdown the anti-nutrients that we don’t want in our homemade baked goods. But as a holistic health coach and a stage III cancer survivor, I know that there are many folks out there that are still looking for alternatives to the foods they may be trying to avoid. So, one of the things I love to do in our simple farmhouse kitchen is to experiment with all kinds of new recipes and combinations to hopefully inspire you to try new simple and healthier recipe versions of your family’s favorites. And try some new ones along the way. The simpler, the better in my book! (smile)
This recipe is no-grain, no dairy, no soy, no gluten, but it does contain our farm fresh eggs, which by themselves is a powerhouse of healthy goodness. Learn more about how we prepare our whole grains here in order to get the most out what they offer and make sure to check out our simple tips on how to choose eggs wisely here. Choosing healthier options, doesn’t have to be confusing or overwhelming!
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SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED
- High speed blender (we have this Vitamix blender from when we used to prepare our son’s blended whole foods for his g-tube feedings)
- Mixing bowls (I love nesting bowls like these Anchor Hocking set. We have had ours for almost 2 decades)
- Sheet cake pan (Mine is a vintage one from my mother-in-law 12 3/4 x 9 x 2. A standard rectangular size sheet cake pan like this one here should work fine)
- Danish dough whisk (I love this Coson brand and use it all the time, but optional)
- Wooden spoon
- Silicone spatula
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring cups
A LITTLE SECRET
It was a dream come true when we were in Nashville the other day and I found these organic candy canes at Whole Foods market. The red color is from a blend of red radish, apple, and black currant. The peppermint taste brings me back to my childhood when I would eat my weight in candy canes each Christmas season. Did I just say that out loud?! (gasp) I clearly don’t do that anymore, but it’s nice to know that if I partake in some holiday peppermint goodness, I don’t have to compromise my health with artificial ingredients or chemically derived, cancer causing artificial colors.
YOU MAY BE SURPRISED THAT THE SECRET INGREDIENT TO THESE GRAIN-FREE BROWNIES ARE GARBANZO BEANS…
This recipe is a great make-ahead treat and actually taste even more flavorful the next day.
I hope that you give this simple recipe a try this season. Our GracefullyHome.com recipes are meant to be a basic starting point and the more you develop your natural culinary skills, you will be making all your favorite family recipes with a healthier twist. Learn more about our “Back to Basics” approach for inspiring holistic living on our home page.
Be sure to keep this blog hop rolling and head over to Abbie at the Gal Down the Road to check out her homemade peppermint hot cocoa mix recipe. Thanks for stopping by the hollow! Hope you’ll stop by again soon.
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