Get ready for the simplest brownies you have ever made in your life. Yes, you CAN have brownies while living a clean lifestyle - no food processor or obscure ingredients necessary. These deliciously rich, soft, and fudgy brownies are made with only five cleanse-friendly ingredients that you most likely already have in your pantry!
BROWNIES THAT HAVE VITAMINS AND MINERALS
They make a perfect cleanse snack, while providing you with clean protein, magnesium, fiber, vitamin C and natural energy. The rich, dark chocolate taste of these will satisfy any afternoon sweet craving.
These brownies are vegan and gluten-free, making them a great treat for kids and anyone with dietary sensitivities. Plus, they are healthy enough to eat for breakfast. You can’t beat that!
Makes about 18 small brownies
½ cup almond butter
½ cup raw cacao
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1-2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
Coconut oil for greasing the pan
Optional add-ins: cacao nibs, coconut flakes, walnuts
Grease a 9-inch square pan with a bit of coconut oil. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together the almond butter, cacao, applesauce, coconut sugar, vanilla extract and any additional add-ins in one medium-sized mixing bowl.
Pour mixture into greased pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. You’ll know that they are done when you can stick a knife in the middle and it comes out clean.
Allow the brownies to cool completely.
Cut them into about 1 inch squares, or to desired size. They should still be soft, fragile and deliciously fudgy.
Recipe and photos by Hannah Aylward
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