Nutritious Chocolate Brownie Bites

(from Food for the Brain E-News Oct 2012)

chocolate brownie bites

A seriously delicious but very nutritious take on an old favourite. Bound together with a little chocolate and nut butter instead of syrup, they conceal plenty of essential fats, protein, minerals and vitamins. You can vary the mixture of oats, nuts and seeds according to taste or try adding dried cranberries, sour cherries or finely chopped stem ginger. This is also a great way to conceal super foods like seeds within a delicious teatime treat for your child.

  • 100g (4oz) good quality dark chocolate, broken into rough chunks

  • 2 tbsp tahini or unsalted hazelnut butter (from health-food stores)

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 50g (2oz) oats

  • 50g (2oz) mixed unsalted nuts, roughly chopped

  • 50g (2oz) desiccated coconut

  • 50g (2oz) pumpkin seeds

  • A good tbsp of ground or cracked flaxseeds (linseeds)

  • ground ginger or mixed spice, to taste (optional)

  1. Melt the chocolate then stir in the tahini. Place ten paper cake cases on a baking sheet.

  2. Mix in the dry ingredients until evenly coated then spoon into the mini-muffin cases and chill until set.

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