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 wonâ€™t be missed, except for maybe by your love handles. Trust me on this one. You canâ€™t get much better than this.
Why do these babies glow? Well, per the title of this post, you can guess why they donâ€™t not glow, and thatâ€™s justification enough. But if you need more reason, letâ€™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.
Vegan Sugar-Free Fudge Brownies
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
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.
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 itâ€™s ready, push down on the center with your index finger. If you sense resistance, itâ€™s done.
Serve and enjoy without an ounce of guilt!
They are light, but rich and decadent. Score!
I wanted to share these. I really did.