When one thinks of baking, sugar, butter, white flour are typical ingredients. For me, nada on all that.
Maybe it’s the Easy Bake Oven that Kate used to play with that converted me to the clean side (I cringe thinking of what sh*t ingredients and those toxic frequency waves brought!).
Over the years, I’ve been tweaking and testing with plant-based goodness and I think I hit the jack pot with these babies: Ooey Gooey Brownies
I have made many brownies in my career (Raw Brownies from Go Clean Sexy You and the Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies I made last year are sooooo gooooood!) but these are a special fluffy kind. In fact, I was on my way to my dear friend Suzette’s annual cookie party with snickerdoodles. Boy am I happy I changed my mind! (Although the doodles are tre’ delish, I wasn’t sure how the banana would taste in the brownies but took a chance and won! ).
Here’s our host, Suzette:
(That Abdominal Snowman guy used to scare the crap out of me when I was a little kid… but she sure looks cute in those pjs! Oh, and we dished about how sexist those holiday shows like Rudolph, The Year Without a Santa Claus ,etc… were… and misfits, well, it’s BOSS to be a misfit! Look at Rudolph… he is a baller, has a theme song and went down in history! Not that Fire Ball friend of his that made fun of him. Oh, I can go on and on!).
Wanna make them for your next party? Well, sure!
Ooey Gooey Brownies
1/2 cup applesauce (organic, apples only)
6 pitted dates
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup chickpea flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup chocolate chips ( vegan, soy-free, nut-free gf – Enjoy Life brand )
*use organic brands fo the ingredients
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease 8 x 8 inch baking dish with coconut oil (optional- I didn’t do it this time but have in the past with brownies and it works well).
In Vitamix or food processor, combine applesauce, banana, dates, syrup, and extract until smooth.
In a separate bowl, combine chickpea flour, almond meal, cocao powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Pour wet ingredients into dry, mix well and transfer to baking dish. Top with chocolate chips. Bake for 30 minutes (I had to keep testing these out with my oven… I think 30 minutes worked for me best but watch these closely. Keep testing so you don’t burn but also don’t end up with drippy mush).
Remove from oven and let cool before cutting and serving.
Makes 16-18 brownies
Ooey Gooey Brownies were a hit!
The gang: Gus, me, Ana, Suzette and Kevin
Let me know if you make these healthy AND delicious treats for the holidays. I swear you won’t be let down. AND your body will be happy too!
Do you have a favorite cookie or dessert recipe to share with me? I love collecting recipes so list yours below.
Happy holidays, my friends!
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