I love a good brownie. But, I don't want to coat-check my colon to indulge. This recipe is not just guilt free chocolate. It is double guilt free allergy free chocolate! And not just double chocolate; but double gluten free chocolate brownies. These vegan chocolate brownies are gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free AND soy free. The response when I say that to people is "What the hell is in them"? "What holds them together"? My simple answer to both questions is love and magic! And mashed bananas, mashed apples, dates, vegan chocolate chips, cocoa, vanilla, agave, and GF flours. In other words, a list of delicious natural ingredients that are safe for most people. You could almost eat them raw. I am so excited to make these yummy allergy free treats for my gorgeous little niece (who suffers from multiple food allergies) when I fly back to Australia in a few weeks.
I also want to post this recipe in honour of Ashley -- one of my favourite readers. This lovely piggy lives in Springfield, Missouri; and although we have yet to meet, we have bonded over our shared love of chocolate and healthy food through many emotive emails. With both of us being patients of Dr Carter's; and lovers of whole foods and natural flavourings and sweeteners, we have celebrated the vegan chocoholic experience. Ashley sent me a pumpkin chocolate brownie recipe last week and asked if I could modify it to make it gluten free. The original recipe contained mashed pumpkin and honey. I wasn't really a fan of this combination after my first-round trial. My friends Kris and Emily were with me in the kitchen, and we all agreed that they had a bitter aftertaste and not enough sweetness for a "post-worthy" self respecting brownie. I decided to wipe the slate clean and go down a different road. I created a whole other blend, and hit the allergy free jackpot!
These vegan chocolate brownies are sweet and chocolatey, with a moist texture that is divine. Best of all, they are super easy! I just threw everything in my stand mixer and baked! In under half an hour you will be in double chocolate heaven.
Welcome to the new world order where there are gluten free chocolate brownies for all! More chocolate next week……