Hey Friends Hey!
I gave up ADDED SUGAR! It's been a little over a week now. Idk how long this will last, but I'm trying to detox from the amount of added sugar I eat. To be completely honest, it hasn't been entirely bad but it is extremely hard passing up the sweet treats and desserts I see daily; including the ones in my own home. There is literally sugar in EVERYTHING!
Anywho... I was so desperate to find a healthy alternative to sugar. I decided against honey and maple sugar and instead try to include DATES! They are super sweet but pack a ton of healthy benefits and antioxidants.
The best part is that this brownie recipe is vegan, gluten free and can also be nut free if you replace the almond butter with sunflower seed butter! That's what I call a WIN, WIN, WIN!!
So, try it out and let me know what you think!
Luv, Dani Lee
** A blender or food processor / mini muffin tin is needed. Bakes 1 1/2 dozen brownies**
What you'll need-
3/4 c dates
1/4 c water
1/2 c almond butter (any nut/seed butter)
1/2 small avocado
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
1/4 c golden flax seeds
5 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
Optional Toppings- cacao and chopped walnuts
1. Blend dates and water in blender until smooth.
2. Add remaining ingredients to blender and blend until well mixed.
3. Spoon mixture into a greased mini muffin tin. Add optional toppings.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 mins or until set. The texture will form up once cooled.
5. Allow to cool completely.