Gluten-Free | Vegetarian | Nut-FreeBrownies are the ultimate crowd-pleaser, and I wanted to make sure to add a brownie
recipe to this cookbook to assure you that your favorite foods can continue to be your
favorite foods. No food is always off-limits when it comes to managing your blood sugar
levels, and brownies are (thankfully!) no exception. I hope you enjoy these brownies,
savoring every bite, knowing that they are diabetes-friendly and good enough for the
Keyword: brownie, cream cheese
Servings: 12(1 brownie each)
¼cupcoconut oil, melted
3tablespoonspure maple syrup, divided
¼cupunsweetened cocoa powder
1teaspoon baking powder
2tablespoonslow-fat cream cheese
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-by-8-inch
In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the applesauce,
coconut oil, and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
Stir in the cocoa powder and coconut flour, and mix well.
Sprinkle the salt and baking powder evenly over the surface
and mix well to incorporate. Transfer the mixture to the
prepared baking dish.
In a small, microwave-safe bowl, microwave the cream
cheese for 10 to 20 seconds until softened. Add the remaining
1 tablespoon of maple syrup and mix to combine.
Drop the cream cheese onto the batter, and use a toothpick
or chopstick to swirl it on the surface. Bake for 20 minutes,
until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool and cut into 12 squares.
Store refrigerated in a covered container for up to 5 days.
Option tip: Sprinkle ½ cup of chopped walnuts on the top
before baking to make a heartier treat.