Vegan & Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie

ImageI was recently given the task of creating a ‘gluten free’ and ‘vegan’ recipe for our upcoming ‘not’ Christmas party (we work in retail and are too buy when it is actually Xmas).

So after a quick Google search I found a recipe from The Gluten Free Vegan (not endorsed) and OH MY am I glad I found this website. Total awesomeness. I have altered the recipe slightly as I chose not to use the chia seeds & I use Raw Cacao from Loving Earth

I also used 2 small organic bananas that were not over ripe, but perfect eating condition.

A little tip: Make sure the cherries are thawed before adding them to the mixture, otherwise the coconut oil will solidify and not spread evenly in the baking dish.

ImageFor a non vegan, this is SERIOUSLY good and I will definitely be making it again. For those of you wanting the recipe from The Gluten Free Vegan either click on the link or check it out below: (I deleted the chia seeds)

Author: Megan – The Gluten Free Vegan
Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 12 pieces
Ingredients
  • 1 cup finely ground gluten-free oat flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup organic coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons finely ground coffee
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup high quality dark chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • ¾ cup frozen pitted cherries, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 175C Grease an 8×8 baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl sift together oat flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  3. In the work bowl of a mixer fitted with a beater attachment (or a large bowl if mixing with a hand mixer) combine coconut oil, coconut sugar and coffee grounds. Mix well on high until well combined.
  4. Add ripe banana and mix on high until fully combined.
  5. Add non-dairy milk, (I used unsweetened Almond milk) vanilla and dark chocolate. Mix.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. The batter will be quite stiff.
  7. Fold in chopped cherries until evenly distributed.
  8. Turn out mixture into greased baking pan. Spread evenly and press down firmly.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Let sit 30 minutes before cutting and serving.

 

 

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