Monday, 29 June 2015
Boyfriend Approved Chococado Fudge Fridge Brownies
This one has been a long time in the making. By that I mean I've just never found the right time to post these beautiful brownies. James and I recently moved in together (hence the mega absence. So sorry) and what better way to celebrate than with brownies? Except these are a slightly 'healthier' alternative to the indulgent baked treat. I'm on a bit of a mission to get James eating more greens and nutrient rich foods, rather than his carb/beer/sugar based diet.
These are dairy free, egg free, gluten free and 'refined sugar free', so if you're intolerant to any of these things these are honestly perfect.
The reason why these are Fridge brownies is because I've discovered they taste best when baked, left to cool and then left in the fridge over night for the next day (sounds impossible, I know). When eaten warm they're a little too gooey so once firmed up they're seriously fudgey and decadent.
Makes 9 large slabs or can be cut into little bars.
1 Cup Ground Almonds
1 Cup Coconut Sugar
1 Ripe Avocado
1/2 Cup Almond Milk (or a dairy free milk alternative of your choice)
4-5 tbsp Raw Cacao (heaped)
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips (optional)
1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees celsius. Grease and line a brownie pan with baking parchment and leave aside.
2. Add your dry ingredients to a mixing bowl.
3. In a small cereal bowl, mash your avocado up (or mash on a chopping board and then add to bowl if easier) until it's smooth and add your almond milk, mixing it all together to form a milky green mixture.
4. Pour your mixture into the dry ingredients bowl and stir together. Once almost combined, add in the dark chocolate chips if you're choosing to add them. (Sainsbury's have some 70% chocolate chips from their Taste The Difference range if you want to ensure this is totally dairy free).
5. Pour the mixture into your pan and bake for 18-20 minutes. Leave to cool and once fully cool, cover and pop in the fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours. Cut into slabs and try not to demolish them all at once...
Do you have a go to healthier brownie recipe? What's your favourite gluten free 'flour' for baking? Have you ever used avocado in a baking recipe? What recipes would you recommend for someone who's a little fussy?
If you try these, I'd love to see your version! Tweet me or Instagram me #chococado.
This recipe has been altered and inspired by Nouvelle Daily's Sticky Vegan Avocado Brownies recipe
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