This is an easy vegan brownie recipe that is a quick blend and bake.
Brownies…the quintessential indulgent dessert. But, how do we get the nice chewy bite of a brownie without the caloric over-indulgence that the traditional recipe demands?
This recipe has:
- No flour
- No eggs
- No gobs and gobs of butter
- No cups and cups of sugar (there is sugar in jaggery form, but just the right amount)
Have I piqued your curiosity yet???
We do it, by using…
Wait for it…
Chickpeas!! It is so easy and delicious!!
Step by Step Pics
Just 7 ingredients…
Measure them out
Add ingredients to blender
Spread ground batter in an 8in x 8in oven proof dish.
Once they come out of the oven, let it cool completely and then cut into squares.
Vegan, gluten free healthy brownies made from chickpeas sweetened with Jaggery
- 1.5 cups Cooked Chickpeas (only chickpeas, no liquid)
- 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
- 1/4 cup Coconut oil
- 1/2 cup Jaggery Water (Boiled and strained) You can substitute with honey or maple syrup
- 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
Preheat oven to 350F
Blend all ingredients. Use the blender insert to thoroughly stir in between blending. The mixture will be very thick, so be patient and blend well. Alternatively, use a food processor.
Brush oil inside an 8x8 oven proof dish. Pour blended mix in the dish. Pop into oven for 20 minutes.
Once it is done, cool completely. Cut into squares.
I made my Jaggery syrup neither too thin or too thick.
Non-Indians - Jaggery is a form of molasses cubes.
You can add vanilla extract or some filter coffee for extra oomph.
You can add nuts or chocolate chips for additional crunch, gooeyness.
This recipe is completely inspired by chocolatecoveredkatie.com. I altered the recipe to make it more friendly to Indian ingredients. Katie is one of my big inspirations to make healthy versions of traditional recipes.
When I first saw her website, several years ago, she was doing healthy versions of donut, brownies, etc and I was just amazed at her creativity. I love gals who are unafraid to break rules, Katie is one such, and I highly recommend her blog.
This makes for a great after-school snack or to quench your after-dinner cravings. Because of the chickpeas, it is quite filling. If you add a scoop of my Healthy ice-cream on top, can you imagine, you will have had a delicious brownie sundae with almost no guilt by eating fruits and beans. How awesome it that???
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