Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Best Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Low-Fat, Vegan Brownies Ever!

**Disclaimer: I am not an expert on all things allergen (or animal product) free, so if you have an actual allergen to dairy or gluten, make sure that you are careful about checking your ingredients.**

The other day I found this recipe, and am now in love with these delicious creations. 

Just for fun, I thought I would share my new found favorite with you. Here we go.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup all natural unsalted peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened natural applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (I did not peel mine first)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (vegan if desired), divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8×11 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place oats in blender or food processor (or nutribullet) and process until finely ground. Don’t worry, it doesn’t need to be perfect but it should take a few minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl of electric mixer, cream together peanut (or almond) butter, applesauce, honey and vanilla until smooth. Add in zucchini, cocoa powder, ground oats, baking soda, and salt; mix until well combined. Gently fold in 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared baking pan and sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tooth pick inserted into middle comes out almost clean.
  4. Cool brownies completely on wire rack then cut into 20 squares. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (using peanut butter and non-vegan chips):
Serving size: 1 brownie Calories: 86 Fat: 4.5g Carbohydrates: 11.1g Sugar: 6g Fiber: 1.8g Protein: 2.5g
 
 

 
Before...
 
After...

SO yum!

 Enjoy!!
 

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe Amy! It looks amazing! And healthy!
    I'm going to have to make these as soon as i can get some zucchini.
    The zucchini totally threw Elijah off. He said he thinks we don't need to put the zucchini in. We're going to show him things can be healthy AND yummy at the same time.

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    1. I can't wait to hear what he thought of the zucchini!

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  2. Awesome! I'll have to try it - thanks for sharing.

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  3. SO delish! And the texture was so rich and yummy - wow, great share Amy, thank you!

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    1. Yay, Kel!! I'm so glad you liked them!

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  4. You know I make these at least once a month, haha. Brownie time again tonight! :)

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