Brownies with a Twist (There’s Bacon)

Hello Gastronomical Sovereignty readers! I am Heather from tartandheathered, guest posting for Kristy.
 
I write a somewhat random “healthy living blog”. With recipes, workouts, meal ideas, music, life, current events etc.
 
I love making healthy desserts and playing around with different ingredients. Lately, I have been experimenting with bacon. I just felt that my life needed more bacon:)

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Like Kristy, I love local food! The bacon I buy is nitrite free, local and made with natural smoke and cane sugar. Marvelous!

In the spirit of conservation, I decided to save the bacon drippings and use them in another recipe. Why not be creative? I made brownies! There are two recipes here – feel free to choose the one that works best for you. I know maple syrup can be expensive so I’ve given you an alternative sweetening agent. Your call!

Brownies with a Twist (Option 1 - Maple Syrup)

Ingredients
  

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coffee
  • 1/2 cup bacon grease
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup oat flour/brown rice flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Instructions
 

  • Heat bacon grease until almost melted in microwave or sauce pan, pour into a large mixing bowl and stir in maple syrup and coffee to form a uniform mixture. (Note: before you add the eggs you want the mixture to not be too hot when you add the eggs, so keep that in mind if you are using hot/cold coffee).
  • Whisk eggs in a separate bowl and combine.
  • Stir in cocoa powder, brown rice/oat flour,salt and baking soda.Bake in a shallow baking dish or ramekins for 15-20 minutes at 250 F. Depending on the depth of the pan that you use, the texture might seem a bit soft upon removal from the oven.
  • Let brownies sit for 15 minutes to cool if serving warm, for a denser texture, let cool on a baking rack and then set in fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.

Notes

Adapted from Heather @ Tart and Heathered
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

 

Brownies with a Twist (Option 2 - Sugar)

Ingredients
  

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup coffee hot coffee is advised to assist with dissolving the sugar
  • 1/2 cup bacon grease
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oat flour/brown rice flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Instructions
 

  • Heat bacon grease until almost melted in microwave or sauce pan, pour into a large mixing bowl and stir in sugar and coffee to form a uniform mixture. (Note: before you add the eggs you want the mixture to not be too hot when you add the eggs, so keep that in mind if you are using hot/cold coffee).
  • Whisk eggs in a separate bowl and combine. Stir in cocoa powder, brown rice/oat flour,salt and baking soda.
  • Bake in a shallow baking dish or ramekins for 15-20 minutes at 250 F. Depending on the depth of the pan that you use, the texture might seem a bit soft upon removal from the oven.
  • Let brownies sit for 15 minutes to cool if serving warm, for a denser texture, let cool on a baking rack and then set in fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.

Notes

Adapted from Heather @ Tart and Heathered
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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Thanks for hosting me as a guest Kristy!  

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