Gotta love pinterest. I found this recipe for vegan brownies and just had to have a try. I think mine rose a bit too much so didn’t have the density that I am a fan of in a brownie. They were rather yummy though – the middle had the fudginess. Next time I will reduce the vinegar a bit.
I made some changes so for ease here is my ingredient list
- 2 ¼ cup spelt flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 40g vegan chocolate bar, chopped
- ½ cup chopped walnuts (could have done with more though)
- 1 medium banana, whizzed
- ¼ cup apple sauce (because I didn’t have enough banana)
- 2 cups oat milk
- 3 tsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
Method: mix wet, mix dry, combine, pour into greased tray and bake. Mine was in a small tray so had to cook for about 45 minutes at 180°C, but just cook until a toothpick comes out clean.
Makes lots of brownie!
So what do you do when you have a glut of brownie? Make a delicious vegan milkshake of course.
For one generous serving I whizzed up one small banana, 1 tbsp peanut butter, chocolate oat milk (to desired consistency), one brownie chopped up and stirred in.
Perfect for a simple Sunday night treat. I think this would make an awesome ice-cream combo too. And I could have it for breakfast too right? It is practically a combination of breakfast items, no?
I am now over half way through Vegan June and must say I haven’t struggled at all. It has had the benefit/agony that when going out for tea I can’t ‘treat’ myself to cake. I still don’t think I would be permanently vegan but I can definitely keep my dairy consumption low once the month is done. I certainly think the vegan baking will continue as I like the challenge.
p.s. I love that British summer means I could take the pictures of my milkshake at about 8pm at night.