Thursday, May 3, 2012

Orange Brownies

I've been using Essential oils for 8 years now. I use them all the time on my family, to clean my house, in my chap sticks, and for the past little while I've been experimenting with them in my food. I am loving the results!! Every time I make these brownies and actually share them with people, they beg me for the recipe. So now I am sharing it to you. I love the fresh light orange flavor and dense but extremely moistness of the brownie. My mouth is watering just talking about how good they are. In fact I think I'll make these today and maybe share some with the neighbors. Just don't tell them how much more healthy they are for you than a normal brownie. :]

Orange Brownies

1 1/2 cups gluten free flour mix
2 cups evaporated cane juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon guar gum
1 cup white bean puree*
4 large eggs
15 drops 100% Therapeutic Grade Wild Orange Essential oil**
1 teaspoon grated orange zest

1/2 cup organic powdered sugar, measure then sift
1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
1 1/2 tablespoons + fresh orange juice

For Brownies:
Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease 13X9-inch pan. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, evaporated cane juice, guar gum and salt. Add bean puree, eggs, wild orange oil and orange zest. Beat with a handheld mixer until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until light golden brown and will bounce back if light pushed on in center. Remove from oven and pierce top of entire cake with a skewer. You may need to wipe off skewer every couple of pierces because these are so moist.

For Glaze:
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stirring until smooth. Add more juice if needed to create a pouring consistency, not too thick and not too thin. Pour glaze over entire cake, spreading if necessary. Cool cake, cut into squares and enjoy!

*when making a bean puree, pour entire can of white beans and liquid into a food processor or blender. Blend until very smooth, then measure the needed amount for recipe.

**I use doTERRA CTPG essential oils. If using another brand of essential oil I can not guarantee how they will turn out.

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1 comment:

  1. Really enjoy your blog- I'm looking into some more alternative cooking, and it's been a nice practical source. Thanks for posting! I just made your pop-up pancakes and featured them on my cooking blog. Keep up the good work!