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Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Flax Brownies

Adapted from Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon

Photos By: Danniel Davenport

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Flax Brownies                         I love chocolate. It is probably up there on my top 10 most favorite things to eat on the planet. I don’t need an excuse to eat it and it can be smothered on anything (like ice cream), added into beverages of all kinds or eaten by itself. My most favorite food/drink aside from chocolate is coffee. Since eating straight coffee beans out of the bag isn’t an option for most humans in the world, I opt for yummy brownies to eat alongside a cup of Joe. The upcoming holidays are a perfect excuse for me to make something sweet in the kitchen. Plus, this is a recipe that can be shared with almost anyone!

Recipe:

  • 4 tsp Barlean’s Forti-Flax + 3 Tbsp water (flax egg)
  • 1 c almond flour
  • ¾ c + 2 Tbsp brown rice flour
  • 2 Tbsp arrowroot powder
  • ¼ c cacao
  • ¼ c cocoa
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ c + ¼ c vegan chocolate chips
  • ¼ c + 2 Tbsp Barlean’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  • ½ c sustainable palm sugar
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • ¼ c almond milk or milk of your choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ c chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  2. Mix all of your dry ingredients (save your brown sugar & palm sugar for the saucepan) together in a large bowl.
  3. On low heat in a separate small saucepan, combine Barlean’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, almond milk, flax egg, brown sugar, palm sugar, ½ c vegan chocolate chips and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour your wet ingredients into your large bowl with your dry ingredients and mix.
  5. Fold in your chopped walnuts & ¼ cup of your vegan chocolate chips.
  6. Place a piece of parchment into an 8 inch baking pan. Scoop your batter into the pan and flatten it using your fingers or a spatula.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes and let the brownies cool for 1 ½ hours! ß This step is really important or the brownies will fall apart on you. Enjoy with a warm cup of coffee or milk! These can be stored in a container for up to 3 days.

How do you use flax in your recipes this holiday season?

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