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”.
Ding ding ding! We have a winner!
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.
- 1/8 cup coconut yogurt
- 1/8 cup vegan butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 2 Tablespoons of chia seeds
- 6 Tablespoons of water
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- Mix together water and chia seeds and place in fridge for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour an 8x8 baking pan.
- 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.
- 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.
Childhood smells of perfume and brownies.