Vegan Brownies Recipe
Updated: May 21, 2020
Sugar-Free, with Dates
Vegan and Paleo
1 1/2 cup pitted dates
1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup almond flour
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
Preheat oven to 350 F degree (180 C).
Cover a brownie square pan, 8 x 8 inches, with parchment paper. Grease the paper slightly with coconut oil or vegan butter.
In a food processor, add the pitted dates and cover with boiling water. Make sure the water covers all the dates. Close the food processor and let the dates soak in the water for 10-15 minutes (or until they’re soft).
Process the dates until it forms a date paste - about 1 minute on medium speed. You may have to stop the food processor (every 20 seconds) and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula It is ok if there are some tiny pieces of dates left in the batter.
Add unsweetened cocoa powder, ground almond, flaxseed meal, vanilla essence, salt, baking powder. Process for 20-30 seconds on medium speed (batter should look sticky and slightly 'dry).
Add almond milk, process again for 20 seconds. Open the food processor (the batter should now be shiny and moist).
Spread the brownie batter into the prepared 8 x 8 inches square pan (ok if the pan is smaller).
Bake 18-20 minutes or until the top of the brownie is set.