Saturday, December 24, 2016

Vegan Brownies

This is a great brownie recipe. I love using these brownies as fuel for my rides. The oat flour along with the coconut oil and almond butter help them digest slowly and give steady energy throughout a ride. They taste great too!

Ride Size Portion

2 tablespoons ground flax meal
1.5 cups of oats (oat flour or any flour)
1/2 cup brown sugar (Don't have brown sugar? Add a couple tablespoons of molasses to white sugar.)
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon almond butter
1/2 teaspoon of salt (optional)
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup non-dairy milk
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4-1/2 cup of crushed walnuts (optional)

Entire Batch With Walnuts

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Mix the ground flax meal with 3-4 tablespoons of warm water and let it sit for about 10 minutes until it has a jelly-like texture. Put the oats into a blender and turn them into flour. Pour all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix evenly. Then add in the chocolate chips. Pour mixture into a brownie tray lined with parchment paper. You could add the walnuts on top here. Bake in the oven for about a half hour. Let them cool for an hour or two then cut them up into 9-12 brownies.