BY NICKY

While you’re burying your nose in those books, make sure you have time for a bit of a snack for some awesome brain power!

These ‘Healthy’ Brownies are awesome – they are packed full of goodness to help you keep studying! When you’re studying, the last thing you want is to feel hungry, tired and low in energy. That’s why you should avoid high-sugar snacks!

These brownies are great because they taste good, don’t give you a sugar dump and they keep you fuller for much longer!

Send us your photos! We’d love to see what you create!

I have adapted this recipe from Sarah Wilson’s “I Quit Sugar For Life”.

Makes up to 16 (but let’s be real, 12 is far more satisfying!)

Ingredients

–          1 large zucchini

–          1 cup of almond butter (You can use any nut butter, but I personally like Macro ‘Brazil, Almond & Cashew Spread’)

–          1 egg

–          ½- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence or extract

–          ¼ cup rice malt syrup (can be bought from health food stores; but I bought my jar from Scoop up at Spit Junction #shoplocal)

–          1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

–          ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

–          1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

–          80-100g dark chocolate (85% cocoa), roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 Celsius
  2. Line a 23-cm square brownie tin with baking paper (to be honest, you can use any shape or size as long as its roughly this size; no need to stress!)
  3. Grate the zucchini and put it into a big mixing bowl
  4. Put all the other ingredients into the bowl and then use a spatula/ wooden spoon and mix away your frustrations!
  5. Once mixed thoroughly, pour the batter into the prepared tin
  6. Bake for 35 minutes or until a skewer/sharp knife comes out clean
  7. Let it cool in the tin and then cut into squares.
  8. Munch away 🙂
nutmeg etc

Getting ready…

cashew spread

Perfect…

grated zuchinni

The healthy part…

chocolate

Everyone loves chocolate…

malt syrup

I recommend this one…

straight out of the oven

Mmmm…straight out of the oven

finished product

Looks too good to eat (not)!