These flourless, fudgy chocolate chunk brownies will make your mouth water. So scrumptious you won’t believe they’re vegan and gluten free!
…and thanks to all your votes, put on my best paper doll impression. Will was a ghost. He said it was classic. I said it was lazy. He bought a sheet and cut out eyes, but he could only see out of one eyehole because the sheet kept moving around. Then he got so hot under the sheet, he ended up cutting the head off and just being a giant napkin. #costumefail
Also, major big CONGRATS to everyone who ran the NYC Marathon! You all looked amazing at mile 8 in Brooklyn! WOOT!
Now I can’t believe it’s November, but I figure there’s no better way to kick off a new month than with a delicious new dessert recipe. Hello glorious Fudgy Chocolate Chunk Brownies!
These brownies are pure perfection. Crispy on the outside, dense and gooey on the inside. It’s hard to believe they’re gluten free, soy free and vegan! Yep, no eggs or flour in these babies.
The secret is really in the applesauce and the almond butter. The two ingredients combine to help bind everything together and create that ooey gooey goodness. The best part is, you can eat the batter! No eggs = no danger, though I suppose it could be dangerous to have a bowl of delicious batter at your fingertips…
Ok, I won’t tease you anymore! Here’s the recipe!
- 1/2 c all natural almond butter (I used Trader Joe's All Natural Almond Butter)
- 1/4 c maple syrup (or honey if not vegan)
- 1 tsp gluten-free vanilla extract
- 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 c chocolate chunks + a few extra Tbsps for sprinkling on top (I mashed up a Trader Joe's Organic Dark Chocolate Bar)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8x8 baking pan with non-stick spray.
- In a food processor (or a bowl with an electric mixer), mix together the almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla and applesauce until smooth.
- Add in the cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and mix again until smooth.
- Gently fold in the 1/4 c chocolate chunks.
- Pour batter into the baking pan and smooth out evenly.
- Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chunks on top and bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the top is set. It's ok if the brownies look a little underdone. You want them to be gooey!
- Cool and then cut into squares.
What’s your favorite type of brownie?
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This post is linked up with Meatless Mondays.