Levi’s multiple food allergies have pushed me to completely change the way I cook, and also to explore new recipes. I always wish I could know if a recipe will work before I try it out, especially because the special ingredients can be pricey. So, I’m probably going to attempt to review new recipes every so often, in the hope that it will help someone in a similar situation.
This first recipe, I’ve made a few times now. It’s surprisingly delicious. They don’t taste exactly like traditional brownies, but I really like the flavor and texture. I’ve even taken it to a church meal and only came back with crumbs, which means they must be good brownies. I amend it to be more chocolatey (of course), and add 1/2 cup cocoa to the batter. I really like the spice flavor that this recipe gives to the brownies. These were Levi’s first brownies. And I think I’ll be making them often for quite a while. I also like that they’re a bit more healthy than regular brownies.
This is a new recipe that I actually just tried tonight. It was pretty good. The flavor was not quite what my family likes, but the texture was really good. I think next time I’ll add more of each spice and maybe include some ginger, as well as a little extra salt and probably some more sugar. I just glanced at a few other pumpkin bread recipes, and they all included more spices and more sugar. I think this recipe is a good starting place, and am thankful to have found one that makes a good bread.
In both of these recipes I use a “flax egg” instead of the egg. A flax egg is ground flax seed and water mixed together. This makes something with an egg-like consistency, and has worked pretty well for me so far. Flax seed is also supposed to be really good for you, so that’s an added benefit.