I am a chocolate lover, the one thing I missed when transitioning to a plant-based diet was milk chocolate. Then I created the recipe for this amazing gooey brownie which certainly stopped my cravings for milk chocolate. The linseed egg adds protein, omegas, dietary fibre etc. This recipe is quite high in sugar so I like to use non refined sugars such as dark brown sugar or coconut sugar. The amount of sugar in this brownie would still not compare to that of shop bought chocolate, plus the ingredients are natural. I eat so healthy throughout the day, indulging in the odd square of brownie won’t hurt. Life is all about balance!
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup plain flour
2 cup coconut sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp linseed powder
8 tbsp filtered water
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 pack oreos
- Line a small but deep baking tin with baking paper and preheat the oven to 170c
- Measure out the coconut oil and melt in a saucepan on the hob until liquid – take off the heat as soon as it has melted, do not let the coconut oil heat up too much or smoke
- Whist the coconut oil is melting, sieve the flour in a large mixing bowl along with the baking powder, cocoa powder and salt, mix well and set aside
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the weighed sugar, coconut oil and vanilla extract, mix well
- In a small bowl or a jug, spoon in the linseed powder, then the filtered water, stir until the mixture starts to thicken and it becomes a paste
- Straight away add this to the sugar mix & whisk until you have a creamy consistency
- Now add the sugar and linseed mix to the dry mix, you will need to mix this until all of the dry mix is incorporated into the wet and you’re left with a chocolate ball. This gets a bit tough towards the end so you may want to use your hands rather than a spoon
- Spread the brownie evenly onto the lined baking tray with a spatula then break up the oreos and push them into the brownie.
- Cook in the oven for 170c
- Brownie can be eaten straight away but will break up until its cooled, so if you want to cut it into squares, leave to cool for at least half hour.