Lion's Mane Brownies
170g butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup Canadian maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut sugar
2 lemons, rind finely grated
3 whole eggs
1 cup wholemeal or plain flour, sifted
150g cashews, roughly chopped
200g pitted dried dates, halved lengthways
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 25 x 30cm pan with non-stick baking paper.
In a mixing bowl, place the Lion's Mane extract powder, butter, maple syrup, coconut sugar and lemon rind and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
Then add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition until the mixture is well combined.
Now add the flour and continue to beat, scraping down the side of the bowl until just combined.
Using a wooden spoon, stir in the cashews and dates into the mixture.
Now spoon the mixture into the lined pan, using the back of a spatula to smooth it out.
Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted in the centre of the slice comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and let it cool before turning onto a wire rack.
Remove the baking paper and carefully turn the right way up.
Finally, sprinkle the cinnamon over the slice before cutting into rectangular pieces.