My sisters and I have been absent this week- we’ve been having a bit too much fun! I drove down to LA to see Holly and the two of us got ready for our trip to DC (in between shopping, talking about Holly’s baby and a trip to Disneyland, that is!). It was a great week and now we are back for some great recipes!
I’m a bit excited about sharing this recipe because it is such a good secret!
By looking at these, would you ever guess they were made with non-traditional ingredients? Our taste testers said no!
Sometimes people don’t want to hear that what they are eating is actually healthy. The term ‘healthy’ sometimes signifies that it’s not going to be as rich and fudgy as the unhealthy option. That kind of thinking is what really excites me to try something natural and healthy! And when the ingredients are really healthy, it never hurts to keep the recipe a little secret.
I didn’t say a word when I made these and after my husband ate a couple, I knew he didn’t have a clue as to what was really in these deep fudge, no pudge brownies. All he could taste was moist and dense chocolate dessert bars. Of course, like any chocolate dessert, some chocolate frosting definitely will take these brownies from amazing to outstandingly delicious!
Try to keep these a secret and be sneaky when you make them! It’s an awful lot of fun!
Secretly Vegan Brownies
1 Large Ripe Avocado
1 Tablespoon Applesauce
3/4 cup Almond or Coconut Milk
1 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
1/2 cup Maple Syrup
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Dash of Pink or Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup White Wheat Flour
3/4 cup Chocolate Chips or Chunks of choice
In a large bowl, beat together the avocado, applesauce and milk until very smooth and creamy. Add the coconut sugar and maple syrup. Add the vanilla and mix until very smooth. Add the baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, and flour together and mix until just incorporated. Add the chocolate chips or chunks. Pour the mixture into a greased glass 7 by 11 or 9 by 9 baking dish. Cover and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes for the 7 by 11 dish or 35-40 for the 9 by 9 dish. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Store any left overs in the refrigerator.
*Please note: these brownies are very dense and fudge like! They are not super chewy and they have a very moist texture. Please do not over bake!
P.S. What are your favorite things to make sneakily healthy? Is your secret ever discovered?
Sadly, there have been a few things that my husband could tell were healthy and didn’t really love. But as I’ve stuck to his favorite treats and tried to make those healthy- they are winners every time!