Monday, January 24, 2011

Valentine's Day Preview

So I recently submitted a recipe to a valentines day contest so I wanted to share with you.  I wouldn't say this is baby friendly as chocolate is not on my little one's menu, but mommy and daddy need a treat too.

VEGAN Two Bite Double Down Dark Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Brownies

            The sweet chocolate flavour of a brownie (but not too sweet) with the goodness of whole wheat, oats and the antioxidant powers of dark chocolate, these make a perfect high fibre well balanced dessert.  Serve on a plate of homemade raspberry jam for a black forest cake affair, perfect for a lushes valentines dessert!
2 cups large flake oatmeal
1 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup brown sugar
2 T ground flax
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt (optional)
2/3 cup nondairy milk (I used almond milk)
2/3 cup olive oil
1 ½ tsp vanilla
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup dark chocolate, cut into chunks

1)      Preheat oven to 350F
2)      In a medium bowl sift dry ingredients together (oats, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt), set aside.
3)      In a large bowl whisk together sugar, ground flax, non dairy milk, oil and vanilla, fold into dry ingredients, once mixed stir in dry ingredients add coconut and dark chocolate and voila!!
4)      Drop a solid tablespoon amount onto non-stick cookie sheet, cook for 10-12 min, then transfer onto wire rack for cooling 

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