Gourmet Girl Cooks: Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies (Grain Free)
A few more thoughts today on the brownies, Oct 13. ..
What I love about being a very low carb – ketoner:
I actually feel pretty good just “looking” at these brownies. I have looked at them maybe 10 or 15 times today. I can look at them and enjoy the “idea” of eating them. I can wait and when I am ready I will make them. That could be tomorrow, next week or a month from now.
After GourmetGirl posted her recipe on the Wheat Belly FB page there was a discussion, about the chocolate chips and the carb count being too high (per piece). The pumpkin, almond flour, walnuts and cocoa all have extremely low GI-actually 0 , pumpkin being the exception with 3. That’s the GI so the GL is even lower. Those 4 grams or so of carbs are not going to have much impact, if any at all, on blood glucose with the fat and fiber in these brownies. Even for a ketoner – like myself – I would give up something else now and then for one of these. Oh and I tend to like my sweets, especially chocolate, on the “unsweeter” side too. What do you think ? Are the chocolate chips a Big concern in this recipe? (Of course they can easily be removed but beyond that-yes or no?)
I will definitely try these as I love both pumpkin and chocolate even though both my sweet tooth and my chocolate tooth have dwindled substantially. Who else is up for some of these brownies?
GourmetGirlCooks review on these brownies; they are good (I would give them a 7.5 out of 10). Personally, I would like them to be a bit more “pumpkiny” because I really like the taste of pumpkin. These are the first non-sugar brownies I have ever made or eaten. They are not as sweet as “regular brownies”, and some might prefer to make them a tiny bit sweeter, although I found them sweet enough for me. The texture was good and I think I could actually add a bit more pumpkin to them next time without making them too moist…possibly a couple more tablespoons or so. I even wonder about substituting additional pumpkin for the butter to ramp up the pumpkin flavor.