If you have a Dad that rises above and beyond the call of duty, there's nothing you want more than to see that sweet guy live a long and healthy life! We couldn't agree more and this recipe proves it. This is the perfect Father's Day treat for that guy! We're using our highly nutritious sprouted wheat flour that is reported by some to be the most accessible source of vitamins in the grain kingdom, along with organic cocoa and coconut sugar. We've talked about it before here on the blog, but raw cocoa is known as a super-food*. Ironically, these are so delicious, they don't taste healthy. Score! As if we need an excuse to eat chocolate with Dad...
What are the reported benefits of organic raw cocoa that make it a super-food?
- It helps maintain a healthy circulatory system.
- It aids in elasticity of blood vessels.
- It helps reduce obesity from a high-fat diet.
- Relieves bronchial asthma
- Maintains healthy brain function
- Helps to lower LDL cholesterol and blood glucose levels
- Increases insulin resistance and glucose metabolism
Super Dad’s Super-Food Brownies
Organic Coconut Oil|
1 cup Wholesome Organics Coconut Palm Sugar|
3 cups Vanilla|
1 Tbsp. Eggs|
8 Organic Grains Sprouted Wheat Flour|
2 cups Organic Dark Cocoa Powder|
1 cupBaking Powder|
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt|
Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream the coconut oil, coconut sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light. Add the flour, cocoa, and salt, mixing 2 minutes. Pour into a lightly greased bar pan (at least 9inch by 13inch by 3) Bake 40-45 minutes--slightly under-cooked is better than overdone and dry. Cover with ganache.
Orange Truffle Ganache
Organic Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped|
16 oz. Heavy Cream|
1 cup Orange Zest|
1 tsp Directions:
Boil cream with the zest and almond extract. Place chocolate in a metal bowl and pour hot cream mixture over the chocolate. Stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Pour over brownies when they are cool. Allow to cool.