Posted on: Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Vegan Brownies

I've always viewed a plant-based diet as super restricting (with my mind constantly chanting "cheese" on repeat), but since attempting to replace my diet with dairy-free alternatives, I've come to realise it is quite a bit to do with getting off your butt and researching, testing and trying.

Sure, you have to learn new replacements and recipes, but who can say that's a bad thing?
Below is a recipe I found for vegan brownies. This was my first attempt, and due to the ease of the recipe, they didn't come out overly woeful!




Ingredients:

Part 1 -
  • 75g Soya margarine 
  • 5 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 75ml Almond milk
  • 200g Caster sugar
Part 2 -
  • 160g Wholemeal flower
  • 2 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 115g Brown caster sugar
  • 170ml Almond milk 
  • 45ml Coconut oil
If you prefer soya milk to almond, or vegetable oil to coconut feel free to switch them up. 
For the cocoa powder, I used a homemade salted caramel hot chocolate mix that I had made previously. Likewise, you can use whatever chocolatey powder you fancy. 

  1. Start off preheating your oven to 180C / Gas mark 4. 
  2. Grab a saucepan & add all the ingredients from 'Part 1' listed above. Pop on a low heat, and gently bring them to the boil, stirring the whole time. Let the mix simmer for a minute, still stirring. 
  3. Put the mixture into a separate bowl and stir until it cools and thickens slightly. 

For Part 2:- 
  1. Sieve the flower, baking powder, cocoa butter into a bowl then the sugar and stir.
    Mix together the almond milk and coconut oil and add to the flower mixture. 
  2. Stir into the part 1 mixture until smooth. 
  3. Place in a tray lined with baking paper (if you want to you can grease the paper, I tend to so the end result comes off the paper easier!). 
  4. Bake for 30 minutes. 

add a glass of almond banana milkshake 
& enjoy!



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