>They are in the oven as I type this…will know this evening whether they are any good! Stay tuned…
But here’s the recipe, in case you are interested. By the way, I found this recipe in Yoga Magazine, Issue 88, page 66. They credit the booklet, Veggie Kids’ Kitchen http://www.vegsoc.org/
Makes 12 at about 141 calories each. Calories for the whole pan are appx 1690.
1 cup dates (organic)
2 oz whole wheat flour (organic)
2 tsp baking powder (I use the aluminum free kind!)
3 tbsp cocoa powder
8 tbsp vegan butter (Earth Balance, I use the soy free kind)
1 very ripe banana, mashed (organic)
1 tsp vanilla extract (I used fair trade)
Organic veggie oil for greasing the pan
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Place the dates in a medium saucepan with just enough water to cover…cook over med heat for 5 mins or until soft.
- Once the dates have softened, drain off the hot water and let cool, then puree the dates (I used a hand blender)
- In a small mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder, then set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, using a fork, cream together the dates and butter.
- Stir in the sifted flour mixture, then add the banana and vanilla.
- Grease the baking dish lightly and evenly spread the mixture into it, smoothing the top with a spoon.
- Bake for 20-25 mins or until the brownies start to come away from the sides of the dish.
- Allow to cool in the pan, cut and serve.
Reviews to come! I hope they are delish!
Results: I say “delicious! Light, chocolatey, and definitely brownie like. I mean, they don’t taste like something out of a Betty Crocker box but they are really good. Not at all like I was afraid they’d taste…I thought vegan meant tasteless, cardboard…but these are rich and the dates make them chewy.”