A warm brownie is the ultimate comfort dessert. It’s a dense little chocolate cake you can hold in your hand, what’s not to love about that? Back in my previous life, I was known to nuke one of those Little Debbie cosmic brownies in the microwave for 10 seconds, dump a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream on it, and then maybe do it again once that bowl was demolished. Looking at the nutrition label, one of those brownies has 42 grams of simple carbs, and 11 grams of fat, with 5 of of those being saturated fat. The ingredient list reads like a chemical truck spill on the highway:
Enriched Bleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid), Corn Syrup, Palm and Soybean Oils with TBHQ and Citric Acid to protect flavor, Sugar, Dextrose, Water, Cocoa. Contains 2% or less of each of the following: Soy Flour, Cosmic Candy Pieces (Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips [Sugar, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla], Sugar, Corn Starch, Titanium Dioxide, Gum Arabic, Confectioner?s Glaze, Carnauba Wax, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Red 3, Milk), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Whey, Eggs, Soy Lecithin, Corn Starch, Salt, Leavening (Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Baking Soda), Caramel Color, Soybean Oil, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Red 40, Palm and Palm Kernel Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Red 3, Blue 2 Lake, Egg Whites, Modified Corn Starch, Polysorbate 60, Citric Acid, Mono- and Diglycerides, Sorbic Acid (to preserve freshness).
Place the Stevia in the raw in a large mixing bowl and work in one egg at a time, whisking until the mixture is smooth. Work in the yolk as well after both eggs are mixed, then add the vanilla extract and cooled coconut oil, mixing again:
Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture in batches, mixing well with beaters. Then stir in 1/2 of the chocolate chips:
Rub butter all over a 10 inch cast iron skillet:
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