It’s Friday and often when the weekend is upon us, all diets go out the window; alcohol and junk food enter and next thing you know you’re wallowing in a dark corner, rocking and holding yourself after realising you have just eaten everything in sight. Just me? I’m only joking.
When the weekend springs up on me, usually I am a bit more lax with my diet; I don’t try very hard to hit my macros because it’s the weekend and I’m not competing for a bikini competition; I’m just aiming for a nice balance in my life and I’m starting to find it. All that said, I do prefer to eat a healthier version of a treat if I can because too much sugar gives me headaches and I turn into the cookie monster.
Enter Kodiak Cakes Double chocolate chunk brownies. I reviewed these here a few months ago, after being sent them by Cardiff Sports Nutrition. I messed them up back then, I was new at this baking game and I will admit I was foolish enough to mess up a pretty simple box mix. How? By using only half of the mix or so I thought and my maths isn’t the strongest; it never has been – bottom set at school – so I should have known they wouldn’t have been a success. Fast forward to today and it would seem I had more than half a box of the mixture left, so these brownies were SO much better than last time; they rose beautifully and the outcome was a nice, thick, moist brownie.
The best thing about these box mixes by Kodiak Cakes is that they come with alternative suggestions on the back. For example; replace butter with yoghurt, apple sauce, etc; which I did last time as well, I just didn’t use as much of the mixture as I thought, hense why they were thin. But still delicious.
If you are pretty bright, unlike me, then feel free to follow the instructions on the box if you want to use the whole box mix.
Ingredients – 8-18 Brownies
- 300g Kodiak Cakes:Double Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mix
- 1 Free Range Egg
- 1/4 (75g) Cup Fage 0% Yoghurt
- 60g Apple Sauce
- 2 tbsp Water
- 65g Maple Syrup
- Pre-heat an oven to 200c and mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl, until you have a thick and delicious, smooth chocolatey batter.
- Line a tin with greaseproof paper and pour in the brownie batter, then pop into the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.
- Leave to cool on a cooling rack and cut into 9 equal squares or if you prefer bitesizze; 18
And that’s it. They are so easy and you would never tell they were healthy.
I cut the brownies into 8 squares and these were the macros:
Calories: | 149 | Macros: | 30C | 13F | 7P | 2Fi |
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