I’m not much of a baker. (Great way to start of a baked good blog Chara)
It’s not my fault! It’s because I’m constantly trying my best to create recipes that I, myself would eat, and sorry white flour and cups on cups of sugar ain’t my thing!
I’ve been in the trial phase of trying to make a moist, fudgy like vegan, sugar-free brownie for a while (a long time) but it ain’t as easy as it sounds. I’ll be the first to admit it, healthy, I mean really healthy, clean baking is tough. Add in the vegan aspect and you’ve got yourself in an uphill battle in flip flops.
It’s Friday night and I set out to accomplish this mission. I put the recipe together, baked it, let it cool just as my bf walked in. He’s a great guinea pig as he likes traditional sweets so he’ll tell me if a healthy baked good makes the cut or not. It was the moment of truth. He saw the pan of brownies, his eyes widened and he went in for a bit.
“How are th-”
Before I could fully ask him, his hand was up in front of my face implying that he needed a moment.
Another hand up.
“Wow. Those are actually really good.”
Keyword being actually representing my past efforts.
Phew! I mean, I loved these brownies from the start but to get the thumbs up from @Hangrybloggersboyfriend, ensures they are worthy enough to pass along to you!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM:
- A healthy baked good. Do you need any other reason?
- Gooey, chocolatey, with a hint of raspberry. What’s not to like?
- For date night, enjoy them with coconut ice cream, coconut whip cream, or on their own!
A NUTRITIONIST’S CHOICE:
Sprouted oats– The base of these brownies is made from sprouted oats. These means the nutrients provided by the oats have a much easier time being digested and absorbed by our bodies. Oats contain high amounts of manganese that supports bone health, are made of antioxidants, and have anti-inflammatory properties. Oats also contain magnesium, a large amount of fiber, zinc, and B vitamins.
Cacao- Most well known for its high magnesium and antioxidant levels. Did you also know cacao is loaded with calcium and iron too? Cacao in its natural form has tons of benefits such as supporting lowering stress, blood pressure, heart health, and uplifting mood. A superfood worth looking into!
I’ve written a whole blog on Cacao you can find here.
Monk Fruit- Monk fruit is my go-to sugar alternative for baking. Unlike Stevia it carries no chemically like taste and has the same consistency as sugar helping healthy baked goods create a beautiful sweet texture. Monk fruit is a fruit native to China that looks like a large green grape. It has anti-inflammatory properties making it an even better substitution for sugar as sugar is a highly inflammatory substance. It is a great option for anyone looking to lose weight or who have diabetes.
Have you tried this recipe? Tag me @chara.marie so I can see your beautiful Cacao Raspberry Vegan Brownie creation!
Sugar Free Vegan Raspberry Cacao Brownies
- 1 cup sprouted oats blended
- 1/2 cup raw cacao
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup sugar free chocolate chips I use Lily's brand
- 1/2 cup raspberries fresh or frozen
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- pinch salt
- 1/2 cup monk fruit I use Lakanto
- 4 tbsp ground flaxseeds
- 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla nut mylk
- Preheat oven to 350
- Mix ground flaxseeds in nut mylk
- In a large bowl mix blended oats, chocolate chips, baking soda, and salt
- In a small sauce pan on medium/low heat add and mix cacao powder, coconut oil, and flax and nut mylk
- Once sauce pan ingredients are mixed, add wet ingredients to dry ingredients bowl
- Fold in raspberries
- Lightly spray your baking sheet with coconut/olive oil
- Evenly spread batter into baking dish and place in oven baking for 30 minutes
- Allow to cool before enjoying