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Vegan Brownies with Chocolate Ganache


We’ve revamped the classic brownie, with a few vegan twists! Chia seed “eggs” are a great substitute for chicken eggs, and are also easy to make. By combining the chia seeds in water and allowing to rest, the result is mixture that has a similar consistency

to real eggs. This is a simple way to incorporate omega-3 fatty acids into a vegan-friendly recipe, and also adds a great crunch to the recipe. Using a butter substitute such as natural peanut or almond butter, gives this recipe additional protein as well as taste!

Pictures by Kiersten O'Hara.

Ingredients

Brownies:

¼ cup natural peanut butter

¼ cup + 2 tbsp sugar

⅓ cup maple syrup

¼ cup melted coconut oil

¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ tsp salt

2 chia “eggs” (2 tbsp chia seeds + 6 tbsp water, mix well and let rest for 10 minutes)

½ whole wheat flour

Ganache:

1 ½ cup vegan chocolate chips

1 cup soy cream

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line an 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together peanut butter, sugar, maple syrup and coconut oil until it resembles caramel.

  3. Add cocoa powder ¼ cup at a time and mix well. Mix in vanilla, chia “eggs” and salt.