Vegan, Gluten-free Brownie Recipe for You!
Baking brownies is always fun. But, the charm in making these delicious treats becomes better when they are hale and hearty. Simple changes to your regular brownie recipe would be sufficient to make them healthy, and gluten free. For example, you can replace butter with coconut oil, or vegan butter. Or, you can opt for raw cacao powder over the traditional one. If you are extremely curious to increase the “health” factor of your brownie, you can consider introducing nuts like almonds and walnuts into the recipe. In fact, many people try to use “dry dates” in their fudgy brownies too.
With this being said, here is a simple no-bake brownie recipe for you.
Yield: 12 servings
Total time: 50 minutes
- 1 cup nuts of walnuts and half a cup of almonds
- 8 tbsp (30 g) of cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 cup (225 g) soft dates
- 2-4 tbsp almonds,
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, try to melt the oil ahead of time!
- 1 tbsp agave nectar or any other sweetener
Directions for making no-bake brownies
1. First of all, you need to secure a high quality food processor. The food processor will help you crush all the nuts.
2. Once the nuts are neatly crushed, you need to add cocoa powder and salt.
3. Add chia seeds to the mixture, and blend the ingredients together. Ensure that all the ingredients are brought together carefully. The final mixture should look, and feel like sand.
4. Now, you can go ahead and add the dates. The mixture will not come together in the form of a ball. If the mixture appears extremely dry, you should consider adding a few more dates. Mix the ingredients in your food processor, and keep in mind that the mixture needs to be moist. In case the mixture becomes extremely sticky, you need to add a few more nuts. This will appear like a dates-nuts mixture. Balance the ingredients, until you can touch the dough and not worry about having sticky fingers. Once the dough reaches this consistency, you can proceed to the next step.
5. Take a spoonful of the dough, and place it onto parchment paper. Ensure that the parchment paper is arranged, before you start spooning the ingredients. If you don’t have parchment paper, you can opt for greased foil paper.
6. Take the chopped almonds and carefully press them on the surface of your mixture.
7. To give your brownies a glaze finish, you need to mix melted coconut oil and cocoa powder together. Then, spread the mixture onto the surface of the brownie.
8. Finally, keep the mixture in a fridge. Let the mixture stay in the fridge for at least 2 hours, before you cut the brownie.
You can consider adding a few more almonds, and a thick layer of chocolate frosting, before slicing too!
- Carbohydrates- 36g
- Sodium-104 mg
- Sugar – 20g
- Iron- 1.7mg
- Saturated Fat – 3g
- Fiber -4g
- Cholesterol- 0g
- Calcium – 34mg
- Potassium – 146mg