Gluten-free and Vegan Choc Fudge Brownie
A few weeks ago, friends from heartbeet in Munich asked me to create a vegan and gluten-free brownie. After weeks of fiddling around and pestering everyone around me with vegan brownies to test, I am now super happy with the result! And most of all, I am happy that you will soon be able to order my creation for Peter and Andreas at heartbeet in Munich! Please let me know right away how you liked it! By the way, I’ve already mentioned heartbeet in my 11 top vegan spots in Munich – definitely more than worth a visit!
- small bowl
- big bowl
- small pot or saucepan
- ring tin or gratin dish – I use one with Ø 26 cm
- 60 g ground flaxseed
- 120 ml water
- 110 g vegan butter
- 50 g erythritol or xylitol or stevia or another sugar substitute
- 80 g apple sauce
- 50 g Medjool dates ca. 8 dates
- 7 g vanilla flavour
- 120 g gluten-free flour
- 100 g cocoa powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 3 g salt
- 10 g baking powder
- 1 banana
- 180 g dark chocolate
- Mix the flax seeds with the water in a small bowl and set aside to soak.
Prepare the Dough
- Preheat your oven to 180° C top/bottom heat.
- Melt the vegan butter in a small saucepan.
- Mash the dates and banana with a fork.
- Mix the gluten-free flour, erythritol, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.
- Add the soaked flaxseed (flax-egg), melted butter, apple sauce, dates, banana and vanilla flavouring and mix well.
- Chop the dark chocolate into coarse pieces, add half of it to the batter and fold it in.
- Now pour the batter into your baking tin and spread the remaining chopped dark chocolate evenly on top.
- Bake your vegan Choc Fudge Brownie for 35-40 minutes and as always: Enjoy to the fullest!
Vegan Choc Fudge Brownie – Alternatives
You can see that I don’t use any table sugar for the brownie recipe to avoid empty calories. As a nutritionist, it is always important to me not to use unnecessary sugar in my recipes. That’s why I personally like to use erythritol or xylitol. However, you can also simply double the amount of apple sauce. If you prefer to use a vanilla bean instead of vanilla flavouring, you can of course do that too!
Also, Medjool dates are probably the softest dates you can buy on the market. That’s why I always use them in my recipes, as they are not only very flavourful but also much easier to mash than other types of dates. If your dates are a little firmer, you can soak them briefly in plant-based milk beforehand. Afterwards, they should be easier to mash with a fork.
Don’t forget to say hello to the folks at heartbeet when you get yourself a super delicious bowl and the vegan Choc Fudge Brownie! You won’t regret it! 🙂
Have fun baking and as always: Stay Nuts! 😉
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