Vegan Almond Chocolate Brownies
To kick the heaviest of chocolate cravings, we offer you this recipe inspired by Amy Chaplin's "At Home In The Whole Food Kitchen".
1/2 cup PRANA organic Medjool dates, pitted
1 1/2 cup spelt flour
3/4 cup PRANA organic raw cacao powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp PRANA organic blanched almond butter
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup PRANA organic coconut oil
1/2 cup PRANA organic fair trade cane sugar
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp almond milk
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup PRANA organic chocolate chunks, 70% cacao
1/2 cup PRANA organic raw European almonds
almonds pinch fleur de sel
Soak the dates in a bowl of hot water for 10 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 13" x 9" baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, sift together the spelt flour, cocoa and baking soda. Mix well and set aside.
Put the dates, almond butter, applesauce, salt and vanilla extract in a food processor, and mix until a creamy consistency is achieved.
Using a spatula, incorporate the liquids into the flour mixture. Add the chocolate chunks, saving 2 tbsp for garnish.
Pour the brownie batter into the pan and level it out.
Coarsely chop the almonds and sprinkle on top of the batter. Sprinkle with fleur de sel.
Bake for 30 minutes, checking doneness using a toothpick (when it comes out clean, brownies are ready). Let cool completely. Store in fridge.