Sunday, February 13, 2011

Two Bite Double Down Dark Chocolate Brownies

Mommy and daddy need a Valentines treat too!

I had posted this recipe a few weeks back as a "Valentine's Day Preview" recently it won Oh She Glows Valentines Recipe contest AND I have decided that warrants a repost it so here it is...

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
3/4 cup brown sugar (notice this is decreased from the 1st version)
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 (may use dark chocolate chips)

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) Use a tablespoon amount of batter roll into a ball and flatten w a fork place onto non-stick cookie sheet, cook for 10-12 min, then transfer onto wire rack for cooling

For a sweeter modification you may view Oh She Glows OR simply add 2T maple syrup or other liquid sweetener.  Serve them up as you like this is what we did last night...

 Tomorrow I will be posting Baby's 1st Muffin's... I am going to send some with Julia to share with the babies at daycare, the recipe is all rolled up and ready to go :-)

This was Julia a few hours ago enjoying a playdate with her little friends it was an indoor playground for babies how fun!!

That's it for now! Enjoy your Sunday, I am not going to ask any questions today will save those for tomorrow ;-)

1 comment:

  1. I made these yesterday and they were fantastic!