Monday, October 3, 2016
The BEST Gluten Free Vegan Fudge Brownies
What do you want a brownie to be? Dense, moist, fudgey, with a strong POW! of chocolate flavor. What don't you want a brownie to be? Full of refined sugars, flour and fat. Sounds like a too-good-to-be-true brownie situation, right? WRONG. You just have to be determined enough to make those brownie dreams a reality. Luckily for you, I've done most of the work so you can just bake and enjoy ;]
Gluten Free Vegan Fudge Brownies
1 cup natural unsalted almond butter or smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup REAL Grade B maple syrup
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 ripe banana
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
Line a bread pan with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a standing mixer, or with a hand mixer, whisk together the banana, almond or pb, vanilla and maple. Mix in the cocoa powder and baking powder until smooth. Pour into your prepared bead pan and smooth out evenly. Sprinkle with some dark chocolate or vegan chips if desired. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan before removing. To remove, gently lift the bars out by the parchment paper hanging over the sides. Refrigerate for at least one hour before slicing.
*I left out the chocolate chips, and melted a little coconut oil and dark chocolate, drizzled it over the brownies and then sprinkled some hemp seeds over the top before popping these babies in the fridge. Waaaay good.
These things are super duper addicting, and I found myself eating one before breakfast, as a snack and basically everywhere in between. I recommend cutting them into little squares for this very reason :]