Cacao Fudge Brownies (V. GF. DF)
Whats better than creating vegan, gluten free, dairy free, brownies?! … the fact that its done in one bowl! Always got to think of the clean up 🙂
Which is always wonderful for someone who does not have a dishwater like me!
For those of you who know me well you know I am the queen of raw treats, but today was 70 degree, breezy, and giving me all the fall feels so I decided to bake instead. As a recipe developer it is easy for me to play around with raw foods. I’ve mastered how to merge flavors + fine the perfect consistencies. However, baking has always been a challenge for me. Baking is a chemistry & one “off” measurement can make or break your recipe. When I have found has worked for me is looking at unhealthy recipes and the ratios of wet to dry ingredients and swapping the unhealthy ingredients for healthy ones. For example, if a recipe calls for 1 cup of flour, I will use 1 cup of oat flour or almond flour. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t but it allows me to play around with different healthy ingredients and still get my ratios right.
½ cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup unsalted almond butter (or any other nut butter)
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
¾ cup unsweetened cacao powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax + 6 tablespoons water, whisk together, set for 5 mins)
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons gluten free oat flour
1 @eatingevolved midnight chocolate bar chopped into chunks
How to make’um..
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Make flax eggs, set aside, and let them sit for 5-10 minutes while preparing recipe.
Whisk together: coconut sugar, almond butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil