Who said desserts must be unhealthy and full of sugar? This delicious brownie goes very well after a light meal and is a perfect match for the coffee break in the afternoon.
What is Cupuaçu?
From the same family as cocoa, Cupuaçu has been a staple of Northern Brazilian diet for decades, used mostly as main ingredient for jams, sweets and desserts. Due to its similarity with cocoa, it's often used in combination with chocolate sweets.
Cupuaçu health benefits
Cupuaçu is a source of Iron, Phosphorus, and amino acids necessary for protein absorption and cell formation. It is also a great source of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that is good for heart health and helps support muscle growth and the fat-burning process.
Therefore, it is consumed by people who want to build muscle mass. It is also full of Vitamins C, B1, B2, and B5, which can boost the immune system, fight the harms of stress and help the formation of Red Blood Cells. Finally, its high content of fibers helps regulate your bowel movements.
Cupuaçu-Chocolate Brownie Ingredients
Cupuaçu-Chocolate Brownie uses very few ingredients, and it is important to notice - our recipe can be totally vegan and sugar free if you want it!
- 100g dark Chocolate
- 100g Tropix Cupuaçu
- 50g Margarine
- 1 Egg
- 70g Sugar
- (replace the egg and sugar for 100g of unsweetened applesauce for a vegan, low-carb version)
- 50g Whole Wheat Flour
- 4-5 Brazilian Nuts
How to make Cupuaçu-Chocolate Brownie
It is very easy to make the Cupuaçu-Chocolate Brownie with Brazilian nuts. The nuts are optional, and add some crunchiness to this superb dessert.
In a large bowl (1L), place the chocolate, the Tropix Cupuaçu pulp, and the margarine. Melt all ingredients in a waterbed or in the microwave.
In another bowl, mix the sugar and the egg until it reaches a uniform, smooth texture.
Add the egg-sugar mixture (or applesauce) to the large bowl with Chocolate and Cupuaçu. Mix until evenly blended.
Add the flour one tablespoon at a time, and mix coarsely. Finally, add the chopped Brazil nuts.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 18 minutes. The brownie will probably still be wet and soft. No problem. It will finish cooking and firm up when cooled.