The flavors of chocolate and raspberry work so well together, especially in this easy brownie recipe. They’re quick to make, with little cleanup, and are irresistible. Substitute the raspberries with other berries, if you like.
Makes 18 brownies
Prep and cook time: 35 minutes
- 2 cups (210 g) gluten-free oat flour
- 1 cup (90 g) cocoa, or 3/4 cup (80 g) cacao powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1⁄2 tsp salt
- 1⁄2 cup (120 ml) maple syrup
- 1⁄4 cup (60 ml) almond milk
- 1⁄4 cup (60 g) blended apples or applesauce
- 1⁄4 cup (60 ml) melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup blended raspberries
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbs chia seeds soaked in water for 15 mins
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C. Line an 8 x 8-inch (20 x 20 cm) glass baking dish with parchment paper. Make sure you leave some parchment paper sticking out of the sides. This will make the whole thing easier to lift out once it’s cooked.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
3. In a large bowl, mix all the wet ingredients except the berries.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix only until combined, using a hand mixer or a spatula.
5. Gently fold the blended raspberries into the batter.
6. Spoon the batter into the baking dish.
7. Bake for about 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
8. Let the brownies cool completely, about 30 minutes, before removing from the dish and cutting into bars. I use a pizza cutter to cut mine.
9. Keep these brownies stored in the fridge, where they should last a couple weeks. You can also freeze them for up to 6 months.
• If you prefer to use cacao powder instead of cocoa powder, make sure to reduce the amount. Also keep in mind that plain cacao will make the brownies taste a little bitter as it has no sweetener in it.
• If you avoid oil, you can replace the coconut oil with more applesauce.
• Another great addition to this might be 1/2 cup (90 g) chocolate chips for an extra chocolate punch.
• Recipe originally calls for green coffee extract. Add a little to give brownies a different, richer taste.
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