Chef Jeannette Bessinger is a Board Certified Health Coach and Award winning Nutrition Educator. She is recognized by Better Homes & Gardens magazine as among  the Nation’s leading experts in food and nutrition. Jeannette is author & co-author of seven books featuring healthy eating . Known as “ The Clean Food Coach ” , one of her missions is to empower overweight individuals with the knowledge & guidance to help reclaim their health by emphasizing “ Clean Cuisine ” ( Clean, All-Natural, real food choices ) Jeannette discovered our NEW NuNaturals PreSweet™ Tagatose & Orange NuStevia™ Liquid helped her produce a delicious Low-Carb Brownie that was a Kids & guests favorite. Visit  :  http://www.thecleanfoodcoach.com/ to discover many other easy,  healthy and  tasty recipes. Here is her recipe for Low–Carb Brownies with Tagatose.

Ingredients :

  • 4 oz. high quality unsweetened dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup tablespoons high quality cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup pastured butter
  • 1/3 cup almond oil ( or any neutral, high quality vegetable or nut oil )
  • 1  15 oz. can chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon NuNaturals Orange NuStevia™ Liquid
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/2 cup NuNaturals PreSweet™ Tagatose
  • few pinches sea salt

Preparations :  ( yields 24 thin Brownies )

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly spray a 12 X 17 inch non-stick edged baking pan with cooking oil and set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate, cocoa powder, butter, and oil together over low heat and whisk until well combined. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a food processor, combine the chick peas, eggs, vanilla, Orange NuStevia™, and zest and process until very smooth.
  • Add the Tagatose, salt and cooled chocolate/oil mixture and process just until well incorporated.
  • Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan, spreading to create an even layer.
  • Cook for 18-20 minutes or until just-set. Do not overcook. Brownies should be dense and moist.
  • Remove, cool and slice into small squares. Refrigerate remaining slices. ( Handle them gently to keep them intact )

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