Gluten Free Sugar Free Vegan Vegetarian Brownies
Time: 30 Minutes
Yield: 12 – 14
(9 Item Recipe)
Naturally vegan, vegetarian, Gluten free, sugar free & sodium free
1/2 cup raw organic almonds
1 organic ripe banana
1/3 cup organic almond flour
1 cup cacao
6 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup agave nectar
1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla extract
2 Teaspoons flax seed meal + 1/2 cup purified water (I use Bob’s Red Mill Brand)
1 Cup raw organic walnut or pecan pieces, unsalted (optional)
Preheat oven to 325. In a food processor take almonds, almond flour, and banana, pulsing until a smooth paste is reacjed. Remove to a bowl. In another bowl take cacao, oil, agave, vanilla and egg mixing until smooth. When done mixing add the almond flour to mixture stirring all together. Mix for 20 – 40 seconds. If adding nuts add the to the mixture. Spray or oil your pan or baking dish. Spread batter evenly into baking dish. Bake at 325 for 20 to 25 minutes until toothpick runs clean. Allow to cool. With knife go around edges of brownies, cut and serve.
These are a great healthy alternative to traditional unhealthy sweet options.
AGAVE BARLEY WHOLE GRAIN BROWNIES
Time: 35 Minutes
Yield: 16 Brownies
(8 Item Recipe)
1 Cup Organic Agave or Organic Cane Sugar
1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Cage Free/Vegetarian Fed Eggs
6 Tablespoons Organic Cocoa
1 Teaspoon Organic Vanilla
3/4 Cup Organic Barley Flour, whole grain, stone ground
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Organic Walnuts, chopped (Optional)
Preheat oven to 350. Mix sugar, cocoa, oil, vanilla and eggs together until blended. Sir in Barley Flour and baking powder. If you want yours with nuts add them in now you can add from 1/2 cup to 1 full cup of nuts depending on how much you like them. Great source of omega 3′s to add in the walnuts. Fold mixture into an 8 x 8 x 2 oiled pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
These brownies are not only delicious but incorporate healthy barley flour into the recipe fortifying the brownies with stone ground, whole grains. The barley flour contains all of the barley kernel’s healthy and natural elements including the germ, the endosperm, and bran. The barley flour is an extraordinary complement to brownies as well as any baked goods adding a mildly sweet and wholesome nut like flavor. If you want to make these without the nuts to keep the cost down keep in mind the barley flours nutty flavor will make them taste as though they have them in it.