Updated: Aug 7, 2019
These brownies are RICH, super CHOCOLATEY (of course), and hella fudgy. Oh and did I mention they're vegan, gluten free, AND oil-free?? Oh yes. You don't need oil to make a fudgy brownie! Try it for yourself and see!
Don't let the picture above fool you. As fudgy as the brownies look there, they are MUCH fudgier (is this a real word?) in person.
Ingredients (6 brownies):
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 super ripe banana, very well mashed
3 tbsp nut or seed butter*
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt (optional)**
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Mix oat flour, almond flour, cacao powder, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
3. Add maple syrup, mashed banana, and nut butter to the mixture. Mix until completely incorporated.
4. Fold in chocolate chips. Bake for 20 min and let cool for another 20-30 min. The cooling process is very important! Your brownies may appear underdone when just out of the oven but will firm up with time. Be patient - it’ll be worth it!
*Choose nut butters with minimal ingredients. If they have have too many fillers they may not work the same in this recipe and they’ll certainly won’t be as healthy. I like to use one ingredient butter, but some a salt is okay! I like using Trader Joe's peanut butter or sunflower butter.
**If your nut butter and/or chocolate chips contain salt, you may want to opt out of this one! Up to you.
Oats are a great source of soluble fiber (beta-glucan) and have anti-cancer, anti-atherosclerosis, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Almonds are not only full of healthy fats, they are also packed with nutrients such as vitamin E, magnesium, and manganese. They are also a rich source of antioxidants and can help maintain healthy levels of both blood sugar and blood pressure.
Cacao is a good source of fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, and zinc. It is loaded with phytochemicals such as polyphenols, flavanols, and catechins that act as powerful antioxidants in the body. It fights harmful free-radicals, improves heart health, and increases blood flow to the brain, improving cognitive function. It may even play a role in cancer prevention!
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