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Welcome to another edition of Family Friendly Fridays!  The other day, my girls asked me for some homemade brownies.  We love brownies!  Now I have a recipe for blondie  brownies, chocolate chip cookie pie/brownies, and black bean brownies.  Out of these 3 brownie recipes one is made out of chick peas, the other out of black beans and the last one is made out of sprouted flour.  In todays recipe, I wanted to share with you a soaked brownie recipe.  You might ask why I am soaking my flour?  Good question.  In this short video from Sarah over at The Healthy Home Economist she does an excellent job explaining why it is so important to soak your grain flours.


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This recipe is inspired from Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

Family Friendly Fridays ~ Organic Soaked Chocolate Brownie Recipe
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Serves: 40 brownies
  • 3 cups freshly ground spelt or whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, apple cider vinegar or whey
  • ¾ cup grass fed butter softened
  • 1¼ cup sucanat or sweetener of choice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped soaked pecans
  • ½ cup mini enjoy life chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Soak flour with water and lemon juice (or acidic medium of choice) for 12-24 hours in a warm place on your countertop.
  3. After you are done soaking, cream the butter and sucanant together in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add eggs, vanilla extract, salt, cocoa powder and baking powder.
  5. Blend in soaked flour.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans.
  7. Grease a 9x13 pan (I used coconut oil) and place your brownie mixture into the pan.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool completely and cut into small squares.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 brownie

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5 thoughts on “Family Friendly Fridays ~ Organic Soaked Chocolate Brownie Recipe”

  1. lvillee says:

    These sound awesome!  Do you have a flour suggestion for making these gluten free?

    1. hallecottis says:

      lvillee You could try these with some gluten free oat flour (or simply make some oat flour yourself with some gluten free oats and grind them in a coffee grinder to a fine powder/flour).  Also the chocolate chip cookie/brownie and the black bean brownies, highlighted in this post are both great gluten free alternatives.

  2. ALifeinBalance_ says:

    Looks yummy! I need to add sucanat to my list for a local bulk food store, though I could probably use coconut sugar as a substitute.

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  4. Tracy says:

    I tried these! I used whole wheat flour and honey in place of the sucanat. They were ok. Not sweet enough. I don’t know if I need more honey (used 3/4 cup), or if I am just not used to the whole wheat taste, as these were my first whole wheat brownies. Anyone made them with honey before? And would spelt produce a better taste? I have never used spelt before. Trying to figure out what I need to change.

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