Well the cookbook is almost here! I know that many of my followers are anxiously waiting to try out some of our yummy recipes, so I thought I would post a recipe of one of my favorite treats!
Let's talk about our amazing cookbook shoot! Just look at my little dough boy! He had a blast playing with the dough and kept attempting to eat as much of it as he could! Not only were the photos adorable, but he had himself a nice little sensory activity--- two birds with one stone eh?
When we were searching for a photographer to capture the style of our cookbook, we definitely shopped around! In the area we live in, it seems like almost everyone is a photographer, so finding the perfect photographer was a little bit of work. Thankfully, we found Amber Urey Photography, LLC and she did an AMAZING job! She was also a lot of fun to work with!
But now to the no-bakes!
Prepare yourself for a smooth, rich treat that contains no sugar! What? No sugar??
Okay well there is raw honey-- a "natural" sugar if you really want to get technical, but this particular recipe contains no refined sugars! Wooohoo!
w When I first set out to make this recipe, it contained quite a bit of coconut oil. While I thoroughly love the taste of coconut oil... not very many people do. Higher amounts of coconut oil also left the brownies more difficult to bite into (as you will want to keep these refrigerated.) I basically wasn't getting the fudgy consistency I was looking for.
In comes the idea of using coconut milk. If you have never used coconut milk in your cooking before, it is a great substitute for dairy in many recipes. You can make dairy free coffee creamer, decadent curries, and even smooth dairy free ice cream (recipe will be in the cookbook).
When I talk about coconut milk, I mean the kind you buy in the can. I always buy organic, full fat and additive free (if you can find it). When in doubt you can try this brand. This recipe calls for peanut butter, but any nut butter will do. If you want an even richer and smoother brownie-- try cashew butter. I've made these with almond butter and they turned out heavenly! These don't last long in my house (I'm lucky if they last more than two days!), so they are a great treat to bring to playdates, cookouts, and office parties!
Fudgy Crunch No Bake Brownies
A Healthy by Choice Recipe
-1/2 Cup Peanut Butter (or nut butter of choice)
-1/4 Cup Raw Honey
-1/4 Cup Organic Coconut Oil
-1/4 Cup of Coconut Milk (mixed up with the cream)
-3 Tbsp Raw Cacao
-2 Cups Old Fashioned Gluten Free Oats
-3/4 Cups Puffed Quinoa
-In a large stock pot, combine peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil.
-Melt over low-medium heat until everything is completely melted and mixed together well.
-Using a whisk, slowly add cacao to the melted mixture. Whisk together well to ensure there will be no clumps of cacao.
-Turn off heat and mix in the puffed quinoa and oats.
-Line a 9X9 pan (or bread pan) with parchmsent paper.
-Pour mixture into the pan, spreading evenly.
-Refrigerate for 30-45 minutes, or until brownies are solidified.
-Cut into squares and enjoy!
-Keep in an air tight container in the refrigerator up to 10 days (if you don’t eat them all in one day!)
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.