Vegan Sugar-Free Brownies

Sometimes the best things in life are (sugar-) free, like these brownies. Maple syrup sweetens this classic dessert just perfectly, and I promise you that the eggs, milk, and butter simply won’t be missed, except for maybe by your love handles. Trust me on this one. You can’t get much better than this.

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Why do these babies glow? Well, per the title of this post, you can guess why they don’t not glow, and that’s justification enough. But if you need more reason, let’s talk about the (wal)nuts and bolts of this recipe.

Walnuts: contain healthy omega-3s, which protect arteries, improve brain function, prevent gallstones, are a rich source of melatonin, which helps you sleep, protect bone health, stop weight gain, and help diabetes.

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Vegan Sugar-Free Fudge Brownies

by Aylin @ Glow Kitchen

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients (Serves 15)

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup canola oil (or coconut oil)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Combine the dry ingredients (but only 1/2 cup of the chopped walnuts) in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients and stir until evenly combined. The mixture will be thick and fudge-like.

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Spread into an ungreased 8×8 glass pan, top with the remaining 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 20-25 minutes. To check if it’s ready, push down on the center with your index finger. If you sense resistance, it’s done.

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Serve and enjoy without an ounce of guilt!

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They are light, but rich and decadent. Score!

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I wanted to share these. I really did.

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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

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  • http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/ Choc Chip Uru

    These brownies are a dream come true – decadent beyond reason but healthy 😀
    YUM!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    • admin

      Thanks! They are delicioussssssssssss

  • http://www.picklesnhoney.com Amanda

    Yum! These sound awesome! I made a batch of gluten-free brownies over the weekend, but I’m already craving more! 🙂

  • christin

    mmm yumm yumm! Now I’m craving Brownies!! I will have to make these this week.

  • Diane

    Agree! Was so easy to make and just as satisfying without the refined products and animal protein. Served for guests and all loved it!

  • Amanda

    I’ve made these several times and they always come out delicious! Thank you!! 🙂

  • Olivia

    Can i swap walnuts with another nut?