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Yummy Vegan Chocolate Brownies

Yummy Vegan Brownies

Sometimes it's not easy for vegans to find sweet treats that don't use any animal products, but thanks to our expert nutritionist, Lucy-Anne Prideaux, you can whip up some truly tasty vegan chocolate brownies by following this simple recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups of wheat-free flour
  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 level tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened organic cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup organic chocolate pieces
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ripe banana, well mashed

Method

  1. Get your oven nice and hot by preheating to 340 F.
  2. Get all of the dry ingredients (including the chocolate pieces) and mix them up in a bowl.  Feel free to do a little dance as you do so!
  3. In a separate bowl, mix up all of the wet ingredients and really work in the mashed banana.
  4. Combine the two bowls (dry and wet mixes) together.
  5. Pour the resulting mix (which should have a fudge-like consistency) into a baking tin that has been greased with coconut butter and dust in some flour to prevent sticking.
  6. Put the whole shebang into the oven and bake at 340 F for 15-20 minutes until the top looks cooked.
  7. Test the brownies with a knife - stick it in the middle, and it should come out clean.  If there is still some mix stuck, leave in for a litte bit longer.  If you want them to have a slightly more gooey texture, just cook for slightly less time.
  8. Take them out of the oven, leave to cool and get munching!