Isn’t it fantastic to be able to enjoy a homemade dessert that’s also good for you? It’s not often that a dessert is full of good fat, fibre, antioxidants and is good for gut microbiome and immune system. Its antioxidants come from cocoa, while its healthy fat content comes from linseed. Sugar is being replaced with molasses which has lower glycemic index and high iron content, making it ideal for those with low haematocrit and ferritin.
This vegan brownie is also gluten-free for those that don’t consume gluten, as I used buckwheat flour (you can use coconut flour as well) and it has protein from peanut butter.
Plus, it’s easy to make in about 30 minutes, it’s vegan and it’s delicious for every hour of the day.
For vegan brownie
1/3 cup cocoa
2 tbsp linseed (don’t use ground linseed, do it yourself after you soak it in 5 tbsp of water
for 15 minutes)
1 cup buckwheat or coconut flour
½ cup of peanut butter
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup baking soda
For raw chocolate mousse
4 tbsp cocoa
2 tbsp molasses
half a cup coconut yoghurt
some vanilla extract
Get a big bowl and mix your dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda) until combined. Add your (soaked and ground) linseed, the peanut butter and the molasses and stir with a whisker, until all ingredients blend together and become smooth. Then put the mixture in a small, square baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes in 180°C (356°F). While your brownie is being baked, you can make your chocolate mousse. Cut your banana and avocado in small pieces, put them in your blender and mash them. Add your cocoa, molasses, coconut yoghurt and vanilla extract and blend again until your mixture has a mousse texture. Once your brownie is baked, take it off the oven and cut it in small pieces. Serve it along with your raw chocolate mousse and enjoy!
You can even garnish with coconut flakes, cacao nibs or ground dark chocolate (with more than 70% cocoa). If you want it to be more cool and summery, try adding some cool fruit like strawberries, banana or cherries and make it even more antioxidant.
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