Pretty much every night after dinner I sit down to relax and immediately crave sweets, usually brownies and cookies. I don’t want to un-do my whole day, so I usually just sit there sadly, wishing I had delicious brownies with ice cream on top. I finally decided to do something about it!

With a little bit of kitchen experimenting I concocted these beauties! These brownies aren’t just vegan, they are filled with plant based protein and lots of fiber for healthy digestion! Oh and, you know me, I swapped out the sugar for maple syrup.

 

I have to make another pan of these ASAP because Charlie couldn’t get enough of them! As I was trying to take photos of them little fingers began to creep into my frame. I think it was a mistake to let her try them before I photographed them. All I kept hearing was, “Can I has one now mommy?”, followed by “These are me favorite”. 

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Ding ding ding! We have a winner!

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Brownie Points

Here’s a few beautiful reasons these brownies are so much better than traditional brownies

  • Maple Syrup > Granulated Sugar
    • No Sugar Crash
    • Full of zinc, manganese, calcium, potassium, magnesium
    • Full of antioxidants
    • Great for your skin
    • Can help with digestion
  • Chia Seeds > Eggs
    • Calcium, iron, magnesium
    • Omega 3 fatty acids 
    • Amazing source of protein
    • Full of fiber
  • Whole Wheat Flour > All Purpose Flour
    • Reduces risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and cancer
    • Good source of fiber
    • Packed with trace minerals
    • Good source of B vitamins and antioxidants
  • Yogurt > Butter
    • Great source of plant based protein
    • Probiotics for digestive health

When it comes down to it I can serve these to my family and watch them eat 2 or 5 or maybe 7 and not feel so guilty about it. 

Vegan Superfood Brownies
Serves 15
Vegan, healthier brownies packed with lots of nutrients and lightened up for the whole family.
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
55 min
83 calories
16 g
4 g
2 g
1 g
1 g
29 g
43 g
9 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
29g
Servings
15
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83
Calories from Fat 19
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 4mg
1%
Sodium 43mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/8 cup coconut yogurt
  2. 1/8 cup vegan butter, melted
  3. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 1 cup maple syrup
  5. 2 Tablespoons of chia seeds
  6. 6 Tablespoons of water
  7. 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  8. 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  9. 1/4 tsp salt
  10. 1/4 tsp baking powder
Instructions
  1. Mix together water and chia seeds and place in fridge for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour an 8x8 baking pan.
  3. Place melted butter, yogurt, and maple syrup in your mixing bowl. Once your chia seed mixture has turned into a syrup mixture add it to the bow and mix together using a paddle attachment or, if working without an electric mixer just use a large spoon. Beat in cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder. Spread into prepared pan and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
Notes
  1. If you aren't a vegan, you can make these with 2 eggs instead of the chia seeds and water and it's still a much better choice than traditional brownies.
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calories
83
fat
2g
protein
1g
carbs
16g
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