Thursday, August 23, 2012

Grain-free Vegan Brownies (also Nut-free)

Egg-free is not an easy lifestyle! But, it is ridiculously fun to find different recipes ;) There are A LOT of great options out there.

This recipe was been adapted from, Vegan Nut Free Gluten Free Brownies on Elana's Pantry. Thank you Elana!

Nut & Grain-free Vegan Brownies

2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 tbls ground flax-seed
6 tbls cold water
1 cup sunbutter
1 tbl 100% pure maple syrup
1 tbls vanilla
1/3 cup cocoa
1 tbl coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp baking soda


In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas. Mix the ground flax-seed and water in a small dish and pour into the bananas. Add in the sunbutter, maple syrup and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Next, incorporate the cocoa and pour in the coconut oil. Stir vigoursly. A batter will start to form, add in the baking soda and combine thoroughly.

Grease a brownie pan (or... in my case, a pie dish), I used coconut oil and bake for 20 minutes at 350° - cover the brownies and bake for another 5 minutes.

Wow. Delicious.  I was surprised by the brownie-like consistancy and took just about everything in me to not eat one last night when I made them. Instead, after they cooled, I put them in the fridge and waited until morning to have a piece before my walk.


Enjoy ;)