During lockdown, I got the chance to search and experiment with lots of different vegan recipes and desserts were certainly a big part of this. I’m a fan of healthy yet simple recipes, so this vegan brownie is one of my favorites, as it fulfills both my requirements AND it’s delicious!
It may sound weird, but it’s a dessert rich in antioxidants from cocoa and healthy fat from flaxseed, while molasses substitutes for white sugar in the best possible way, with lower glycemic index and high quantities of iron. It’s also gluten-free for those of you who may suffer from celiac disease, as you can use coconut or buckwheat flour.
And the best part: it is combined perfectly with a dreamy raw chocolate mousse made mostly with fruit!
In about 30 minutes from now, you’ll be able to enjoy it and see what I’m talking about. Let’s start!
Ingredients for vegan brownie
1/3 cup cocoa
2 tbsp flaxseed (crush it yourself and soak it in 5 tbsp of water for 15 minutes)
1 cup buckwheat or coconut flour
½ cup peanut butter
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup molasses
a pinch of salt
1/3 cup baking soda
Ingredients for raw chocolate mousse
4 tbsp cocoa
2 tbsp molasses
½ coconut yogurt
a bit of vanilla extract
In a bowl mix the flour, coconut sugar, cocoa, salt and baking soda until they’re well combined. In another bowl mix peanut butter and molasses and then add this mixture along with the soaked flaxseed in the bowl with your solids. Mix well with a balloon whisk or a spatula until all ingredients combine. When your mixture seems well-combined, put it in a square pan with some parchment paper and bake in pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes in 180°C (356°F).
While your brownie is baking, you can make the chocolate mousse. Cut your banana and avocado in small pieces and put them in the blender. Mix them until they’re mashed together and add cocoa, molasses, yogurt and vanilla extract. Blend again till the mixture is like a mousse.
When your brownie is ready, let it cool down for a while and then cut it in pieces. Serve it in a bowl with the chocolate mousse and enjoy!
You can add coconut flakes, cacao nibs or some grated dark chocolate (with more than 70% cocoa) as a topping. If you want to make it more spring-y with more vitamins, add some fresh strawberry or banana on top.
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