I confess to breaking the Whole 30 no baking rule (you knew it was going to happen), BUT! I will have you know I did not having a single bite, lick, or taste during the entire creation process. Hubby was my guinea pig. Every two seconds I had him licking the spoon, telling me what it needed. He asked me why I was making something I couldn't have. Because it makes me happy & I wanted to do something nice for him & the 2yo.
ANYWAY. I just wanted to try out a nutella knock off cookie, but the nutella I was making got too soupy, so I ended up taking the cake batter route. Here's what happened:
ground up some organic raw hazelnuts
added coconut oil (probably added too much)
added dutch process cocoa powder
added carob powder
added liquid stevia vanilla cream
added 4 eggs
added 1 cup stevia in the raw
poured into large bowl & stirred well
added ghiradelli semi sweet chocolate chips (was tempted to add macadamia nuts as well)
turned out batter into greased baking dish
put in oven, 350 degrees. 15 mins or until knife comes out clean. Cut immediately, then allow to cool.
So I know I broke a Whole 30 rule, but I feel like I still have some integrity. It took SERIOUS will power & focus not to lick my fingers or anything. In my mind, I've already won Whole 30!
12 more days of meat only? No problem, I got this!
P.S. I made up the entire recipe pretty much myself. Hubby says they're good! The 2yo concurs.
Last edited by Dr. Bork Bork; 04-04-2011 at 07:50 PM.
I don't think you broke any rules, you didn't eat it! And omg, you have amazing will power. No WAY could I ever bake something and not try it.
The more I see the less I know for sure.
I'm really proud of myself. You'd never know they were flour-free! Hubby said for not using a recipe, they are pretty darn close to the real thing. I told him to make sure to take a bunch to work. There's only 10 left in a batch of 20.