Recipe: Family Favorite Brownies - Plant-based and Gluten-free
This is our family brownie recipe. It's not only plant-based, but also gluten-free. Yum-Yum! Recipe is below.
My daughter @carleebusby is a functional nutritionist, and a frequent poster on our blog by the way, and she is the one who first tested this recipe and shared it with us. It's certainly the best recipe to look up when your garden has given you loads of zucchini's! Here is a quick story from my daughter @riannam about the last time we made this delicious recipe. She added this message in the Cooking Corner section of her company wide email. I thought it was super cute, so I added it here.
I’m so thrilled I have such lovely updates for you this week! The most important one is The Brownies. My mother’s birthday was last week, so myself, my sister, and my mother got all the ingredients for our family’s gluten free, vegan brownies and baked the same recipe at the same time in three different states. It was a lovely celebration topped off with a margarita made with tequila I infused with pineapple rinds a couple weeks ago. If you’re interested, hit me up and I’ll send you our recipe!
- All plant powered
- Rich and satisfying
- Super chocolatey
Spray oil for greasing the pan⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 cup of peanut butter⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1/2 cup pure maple syrup⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1/2 cup raw cacao powder⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1/2 teaspoon salt⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 tsp baking soda⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1/4 applesauce (as an egg replacement)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (about 2-3 small)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 cup dark chocolate chips⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Preheat overn to 350 degrees. Grease 8x8 or 9x9 pan.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In a large bowl combine peanut butter, maple syrup, cacoa powder, salt, vanilla, apple sauce, and baking soda until smooth.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Pour into greased pan and bake until just set and a toothpick comes out clean or with dry crumbs. Do not over bake. A 9x9 pan will take 35-45 minutes. An 8x8 pan will take 40-50 minutes. Depending on how fudgy you want these, you can cook more or less. Cool before slicing. Top with a light dusting of vegan powdered sugar.
|Cyn Macgregor - Cyn is a mom, friend, artist, and co-founder of Kind Healthy Life. She's currently trying to conquer sourdough bread-making and growing tomatoes in her incy-bincy garden. Follow her art adventures @cynmacgregor_art|