Monday, April 6, 2015

Chocolate, Choc Chip Easter Bun Brownie - Vegan


I know Easter is nearly over but I wanted to share this recipes because it contains lots of real chocolate! Our favourite way to use up some of the left overs is to add it too brownies which is really what this recipe is. It's really a brownie that I decorated to look like Easter buns. 


The secret to these is grating some of the real chocolate into the mixture as well as the chunky choc chips that are distributed through the mix as well. I'm still haven't been able to create a really light and fluffy vegan grain free cake or muffins but I have mastered the gooey and chewy that's for sure. hahaha. O Well, I'll keep trying. 


Chocolate, Choc Chip Easter Bun Brownie

Makes: 6 small buns or a medium cake

Ingredients:

Buns:

1 cup almond meal
½ cup raw cashew ground into meal
1 cup coconut sugar
3-4 tbs grated dairy free chocolate
1 ½ tsp raw cacao powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla powder
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ cup dairy free chocolate chips or chopped chocolate

2 tbs ground flax soaked in 4 tbs warm water – leave for 5 minutes
1/3 cup coconut milk or similar
2 tbs coconut oil
1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Cross:

1/3 cup raw cashews
2-3 tbs water
1 tsp maple or rice syrup

Preparation:

Buns:

  1. Pre heat oven to 180oc and line a square baking dish with baking paper
  2. Add the water to the ground flax and let sit while you get the dry ingredients ready
  3. Add all of the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine
  4. Add all of the wet ingredients to a blender and blend until well incorporated and the flax is nice and loose. This will ensure that it distributes through the mix evenly.
  5. Add the wet to the dry and stir through until you get thick dough
  6. With damp hands shape the mix into 8 even balls then drop into the baking dish
Cross

  1. Blend the cashews until they become fine then add the water and sweetener stir through ensuring there are no lumps
  2. Spoon the mix into a small clip lock bag then snip a small tip of one of the bottom corners to create a nozzle
  3. Carefully pipe the mix over the buns to create the traditional Easter bun cross
  4. Place buns into the center of the oven and bake for up to 45-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean, or they spring back when gently pressed.
  5. While they are still hot carefully pour a small amount of the syrup onto the buns then spread with a basting brush.


Serotonin hit, happy chemicals, devour and enjoy without any guilt! ;-) I mean lets face it .. what would Easter be without chocolate! 







2 comments:

  1. Hi Karen,
    Who could resist this chocolate, vegan dessert! I am so delighted that you shared your healthy and delectable Chocolate, Choc Chip Easter Bun Brownie with us on the Plant-based Potluck Party. I appreciate it. I'm following, pinning and sharing.

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