Guest Post: Purple Bird Blog Chocolatey Goodness

May 26, 2011

Purple might not be my favorite color, although I do like it, one of my favorite blogs is purple… a Purple Bird Blog, to be exact.

While I’m living up the sunny life (I LOVE the weather in Arizona), I’m giving my blog over to some of my friends from the internet. Enjoy!

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Hey there WRL readers!  I’m Christin from Purple Bird Blog, and when Lori asked me to do a guest post, I knew I had to come up with something good.  I am constantly inspired by Lori’s incredible recipes, and I wanted to design a dessert that was both decadent and healthy, and downright delicious.  After a little experimenting in the kitchen, I came up with a Lori-worthy recipe that I’m proud to share with you today!

 

 

Chocolatey Goodness (gluten-free and sugar-free!)

  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup Kerrygold butter
  • 1/2 cup NuNaturals Stevia Baking Blend
  • 4 squares Baker’s unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Combine chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until chocolate melts, stir.  Whisk eggs and pour slowly into mixture while beaters are running until combined, add vanilla.  Stir in NuNaturals Baking Blend and flours until combined.  Pour into a small baking dish (I used a round glass pie plate) that has been greased and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Cool completely before serving.

It’s amazing!  It’s like a rich chocolate biscuit, not too sweet and a lovely dense texture.  Definitely not a low-fat recipe with the butter and eggs, but it’s gluten-free and sugar-free.  I used 3/4 cup butter this time, but I think I’d use 1/2 cup next time as there were some buttery bubbles around the edge of the dish when it was finished.  I used a paper towel to gather some of them up, but the rest soaked back in nicely after the dish was allowed to cool.  I also baked it for 25 minutes, but I think if removed from the oven sooner it would be more brownie-like and less biscuity, if you prefer.  I personally loved the biscuit like texture, and I liked the recipe even better once it had been chilled overnight.  I’m always stoked to create a dessert that suits my dietary needs, and I’m even more happy to be able to share this one with Lori’s lovely readers!

Thanks, Lori, for the chance to do this post, and I hope you’re having a blast on your vacation!  Vacation a little on my behalf, wouldja?  😉

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Christin, I can assure you I’m vacationing for everyone. 😉

On a different note, check out Katie’s recap of our first meeting. So weird that we just met in person. I feel like we’ve known each other for a long time… maybe it’s because I know everything about her due to reading her blog religiously.

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The Teenage Taste May 30, 2011 at 6:05 AM

HOLY YUM! These look FABulous!

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Errign May 28, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Yummmm chocolate-y deliciousness!

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Ashley @ the fit academic May 28, 2011 at 1:09 PM

mmmmm – this sounds absolutely amazing!!!! I love the photos, too – really highlights the chocolately goodness!

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Sonia May 27, 2011 at 5:36 AM

Delicious! I have heard great things about Kerrygold products!

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Kristina @ spabettie May 26, 2011 at 3:49 PM

yaaay for awesome vacations! so glad you’re having a great one!

I love Christin and her inventive recipes, and this one looks as fabulous as the rest. going to have to try this one too… 😀

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Michelle {the lively kitchen} May 26, 2011 at 12:04 PM

Love Christin and love this post! Enjoy your hiking!!

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Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel May 26, 2011 at 10:02 AM

WOW Lori, it was a fabulous idea to bring Christin on for a guest post- im in love with the texture of these bars/goodness treats!!! better save this and remind myself to make them- WOW WOW WOW they look AMAZING!

xoxo

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Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) May 26, 2011 at 9:41 AM

Anything involving chocolate has my heart. This looks delicious 😀

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salah@myhealthiestlifestyle May 26, 2011 at 2:37 AM

these look sooo good and sooo simple! Love it!

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