Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
Decadent tasting, dark chocolate, with tons of protein, added fruits and veggies and no added oil. Very flexible recipe. I usually make this with eggs since I'm not vegan just dairy free at this point but have made them successfully with chia and/or flax seed eggs. Use whatever veggies and fruit you have on hand-I've used apples, pears, bananas (adds a bit of a banana taste), spinach, etc. Add sugar and cocoa powder to your taste preferences. As described they are semi-sweet and fairly dark chocolate. My non-vegan version is also on this site: http://www.food.com/recipe/healthy-dark-chocolate-brownies-479905
- 1 1⁄2 cups oats, ground into flour
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 pears or 1 apple
- 2 -3 carrots
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds or 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups marshmallows
- 5 -7 dates, soaked in 1 C warm or 5 -7 hot water, for 30 minutes
- 3⁄4-1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1⁄2-1 cup sugar (to taste)
- 1⁄2 cup coconut milk or 1⁄2 cup almond milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 6 tablespoons water
- Soak dates in 1 C warm water for 30 minutes- 1 hour (optional-can substitute 1/2 C sugar).
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 pan (for thinner brownies). For thicker brownies (over 1/2") use a smaller pan.
- Create flax eggs-combining ground flax with 6 T water. Stir and let set for 15 minutes.
- In a food processor, combine dates, soaking water, pears, and carrots. Blend until pureed.
- In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients (cocoa powder, flours, salt, baking soda). Stir to combine and mix in wet ingredients (milk, pureed mixture, vanilla, flax eggs).
- Fold in chocolate chips and pour into baking pan.
- Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until middle is mostly set. Top with marshmallows and broil for 1-2 minutes until browned.
- Remove and enjoy!