Naturally Sweet Antioxidant Brownies
Quick, easy brownies packed with antioxidants, protein and just the right amount of sweetness. Decadent and satisfying without any added sugar.
I crossed my fingers when I made these, actually. I tweaked a recipe I found on a sugar bag, just hoping for the best. But these are AMAZING! This is your new favorite dessert. I promise.
I believe in always eating mindfully and consciously. If you want something sweet and it serves you in some way in that moment, just eat it and enjoy. No guilt!
I couldn't eat a whole tray of these because they're so rich. But with no added sugar, I don't even have to think about it. Truly awesome.
Cacao is packed with antioxidants that help protect our DNA and cells from oxidative stress and free radical damage. These brownies are the perfect excuse to eat lots of this amazing ingredient, without the damaging effects of sugar!
- 1 cup cacao powder
- 2 scoops vanilla plant protein (get my favorite here)
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350F
Grease 8x8 brownie pan with a little additional coconut oil
Mix cacao powder, protein powder and sea salt in a medium sized bowl.
Blend coconut milk, dates, egg, and coconut oil on high in a food processor until you get as close to a puree as possible. Dates may not blend completely.
Add puree mixture to the dry ingredients and blend thoroughly with a rubber spatula until everything is incorporated.
Spread evenly into greased brownie pan. Bake for 25 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the brownies comes out clean. Let cool completely and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.