Peanut butter brownies
I have tried many plant-based brownie recipes but this is by far the best!
This recipe is simple to make and contains a source of carbohydrate, protein and fibre. An indulgent treat that is also suitable as a post workout snack.
- 1/3 of cocoa powder (I recommended green and blacks)
- 1 cup of ground oats (I just blender flahavans whole oats in nutribullet)
- 1-2 tsp of baking powder
- 1 small pinch sea salt
- 2 tbsp of milled flax seeds
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I recommend fitdelis)
- 1 small or 1/2 large mashed banana
- 3/4 cup of pitted dates (I recommended medjool dates)
- 1/2 cup of plant based milk (unsweetened and unflavoured)
- 1/4 cup of peanut or almond butter (no added salt - I used pip and nut)
- 1-2 tsp of vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 170-180 degrees C. In a small bowl combine flaxseed meal with 6 Tbsp of water, mix and leave to stand for 5 minutes.
Place pitted dates in a separate bowl and add enough boiling water to cover. Leave to stand 5 minutes. Whilst waiting measure out other ingredients and line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil.
Drain the water from the dates and in a larger bowl combine flaxseed mixture, drained dates, mashed banana, milk, peanut butter, and vanilla. Cover bowl and blend with a hand blender until smooth.
In another bowl mix ground oats, baking powder, salt, protein powder and cocoa powder. Add in the blended date mixture and stir together until combined by don’t over mix. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and spread out evenly.
Bake about 25 - 30 minutes or until set. Cool for 20 - 30 secs before serving. Cut into 16 small squares.
Recipe adapted from fork and knives, check out their website for great plant based recipes.
It does not have any added sugar or highly processed ingredients, I consider it a healthier alternative to regular brownies, nevertheless I don't eat them everyday and may not be appropriate if you're following a weight loss or restricted calorie nutrition plan.
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