We gon’ get personal.
Ever since I got my IUD put in, I don’t get a visit from Aunt Flo anymore. No more waving the red flag. No more Shark Week.
You picking up what I’m putting down? Basically I don’t get my period any more (AHHH sorry boys, the P word!!)
HOWEVER. Getting your period really does give you an excuse to eat as much chocolate as you wanted, be a total cow for a week, and not feel bad about eating ice-cream while binge watching Netflix. And now I don’t have that excuse any longer.
(Correct – somehow I spun the fact that even though I’m lucky enough to never get my period, you should still feel sorry for me. All a girl wants to do is eat chocolate!)
Anyway, since I don’t have any excuse to eat unlimited amounts of chocolate, cookies, and ice cream for once a month for a week, I had to come up with my own ‘guilt free’ version of gluten free walnut brownies. No period required for these babies! (Haha, that sounded gross. Okay i’m done).
Like most of my baking these days, I’ve substituted coconut oil in for regular butter (just like in this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe) for a bit of a healthier twist. If anything, it just makes the recipe 10x better. You don’t notice any difference, and if you do, it’s just the light, delicate taste of coconut in each bite. Divine!
Another thing I did to make this recipe a bit healthier was use almond flour instead of regular flour. You can buy almond flour from any bulk store (I get mine from Bulk Barn), or I believe Bob Red Mills sells it too.
I went TER TOWN on these guys, and literally ate 4 of these gluten free walnut brownies in less than 2 hours.
Okay it was 1 hour.
With the rest, I saved them in a container and then cut them up and sprinkled them over my smoothie bowl in the mornings – MAGIC. Seriously, try it out. Also, the salt on top is totally optional, but I don’t know why you wouldn’t use it. Salt + chocolate is fantastic (as evidenced in my homemade almond butter recipe).
What About You?!
- Are you an insane chocoholic when your time of the month rolls around?
- Salt + chocolate – yay or nay?
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