Friday, May 29, 2009

Fudgy Oatmeal Brownies -- posted by Sarah Grace

After many trials and tribulations, I have finally created a brownie recipe that is as delicious as it is healthful. It's made by soaking flour and oats to aid digestion and nutrient assimilation, but without the slightly sour taste that usually comes from soaking grain products. These brownies are similar to a dense cake, fudgy, and are delicious whether served warm or cold.

Fudgy Oatmeal Brownies

1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
water plus 2 Tablespoons whey or buttermilk
1 cup Rapadura or sucanat
3/4 cup melted butter
2 free-range eggs
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. RealSalt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Combine the oats and flour in a bowl, cover with water, and stir in the whey or buttermilk. Let stand covered at room temperature for several hours. In a separate bowl, whisk together the Rapadura and butter. Add eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Whisk in the cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt. Drain the oats and then add to the cocoa mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour the batter into a lightly greased 8"x8" pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!

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