Need a great keto dessert for your children but want it as healthy as possible? Well, this green matrix brownie treat is just what the doctor ordered. Packed with essential micronutrients and adaptogens designed to improve mitochondrial health, these brownies can be a healthier alternative to the store bought brownie version.
|Nut butter, unsweetened (of choice)
|Collagen powder, unsweetened
|Cocoa Powder, unsweetened
|Vanilla bean extract
||1 1/2 Tsp
How to Make:
1. Turn oven to 350-degrees. Place parchment paper in a baking dish.
2. Put everything into a mixing bowl and mix well.
3. Transfer mixed ingredients to a baking dish and spoon over parchment paper. (You can also grease baking dish with avocado oil or better yet, Kerrygold butter).
4. Bake for twenty minutes. Check the progress of how well the brownies are baked by inserting a knife as you go. A clean knife means they are fully baked.
5. We prefer to refrigerate ours but you can store in a sealed glass container in cool dry place (shelf life non-refrigerated is three days).
*I am not generally a fan of nut butters due to the fact that the ground up nuts are oxidized not too long after the nut is removed from the shell. This has the same impact of many inflammatory foods, including sugar. Therefore, I do not recommend more than one or two brownies per day. Please see note about choosing the best nut butter below.
For nut butters, check the following:
1. No added sugar or any oils added, other than the oil of the nut butter you are using. I do not recommend coconut oil because it could alter the taste of the brownies.
2. Try to get walnut butter, macadamia nut butter and/or almond butter. (Almond butter provides the best consistency but is not the best nut butter for reducing inflammation due to its high omega-6 content).
*They will appear a tad bit green in color. That's the green matrix addition. Kids might not like this at first, but we've fed three different classrooms of kids and they don't seem to mind after they taste.