Finally, a recipe that makes our dream of indulging in brownies that we won’t regret come true! This healthy brownie recipe was created by heart surgeon, Steven Gundry MD and lets you enjoy the deliciousness of fudge chocolate brownies with the benefits of veggies hidden inside. Even Vanessa from our says they are the best brownies she’s ever tried! There are minimal starches, fats and sugars so that you don’t feel sluggish or bloated after enjoying this decadent delight.
Dr. Gundry’s Lip-Smacking Cauliflower Brownies
– Serves 12
- 1 cup cauliflower rice
- 1/2 cup full-fat unsweetened canned coconut milk
- 4 ounces 90% cacao chocolate, cut into chunks
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons organic cream cheese, Italian mascarpone, or unsweetened coconut cream
- 2/3 cup monkfruit sweetener
- 2 omega-3 eggs or flax eggs
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 teaspoon iodized sea salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup non-Dutched (natural) cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (72% cacao or higher)
- Preheat the oven 180ºC. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper and set it aside.
- In a blender or a food processor fitted with an “S” blade, process the cauliflower rice and coconut milk until they’re smooth and creamy, then set it aside.
- Over a double boiler, or in a microwave in 10-second bursts, melt the chocolate together with the coconut oil. Be sure to stir it frequently to prevent burning. When the chocolate is fully melted, remove it from the heat and fold in the cauliflower mixture.
- In a stand mixer, or using a large bowl and a whisk, beat together the cream cheese (or alternative) and the monkfruit until they’re fluffy and well combined.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, whipping to combine fully. Fold the cauliflower mixture into the egg mixture, and whisk to combine them.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond flour, salt, baking powder, and cocoa powder.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold until well combined but not overtaxed. Fold in the chocolate chips, then transfer to the prepared baking pan.
- Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the mix comes out with only a few crumbs stuck to it. Let cool completely (and preferably refrigerate) before slicing.
You don’t have to be an expert in the kitchen to whip up these brownies that everyone will love – and they never have to know that there’s cauliflower inside! Give them a try today and your tastebuds will thank you as much as your metabolism. For more fun and healthy recipes just like this, you can find them in Steven Gundry’s new book, ‘The Energy Paradox’.
Brownies image from Dr Grundy’s Instagram.