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Gluten Free Vegan Brownies

Gluten Free Brownies
This is a rich, moist, gluten free vegan brownie with a hint of banana flavor. I love the taste combination of bananas and chocolate together, and knew they would pair perfectly in a rich brownie recipe. Everyone deserves a great brownie, no matter what kind of intolerances or allergies you suffer from. This one has just about everyone covered. It’s dairy free, egg free, nut free and gluten free. What more could you ask for? You could even take it a step further and make it sugar free by replacing the brown sugar with a Stevia baking mix, although they won’t be quite as moist. I researched many recipes and blogs before coming up with this recipe. I saw in most vegan brownie recipes, the brownies are more like fudge, without any cake like qualities. In this recipe, I recreated that dense cake quality, while keeping as much moisture as possible without having a soggy brownie. I also added dairy free chocolate chips to these brownies for even more chocolate flavor. My husband and I thought these were amazing, and were so happy that we have found a healthier version of one of our family’s favorite treats. We knew for sure they were a hit though when our toddler son went back for seconds, and thirds. They paired perfectly with the chocolate soy milk pictured.

Vegan Gluten Free Brownies Recipe

Ingredients
2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 very ripe mashed bananas
1 cup applesauce
1 1/4 cups sorghum flour
1 cup cocoa powder
2 cups dairy free vegan chocolate chips
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
olive oil to grease baking dish

Method
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add bananas to a large bowl and mash with a potato masher. In a separate bowl, add brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sorghum flour and cocoa powder. Whisk to combine. Add bananas, apple sauce and vanilla extract. Whisk until all ingredients are incorporated.

2. Add vegan chocolate chips and mix to combine. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish with olive oil. Pour mixture into baking dish and spread evenly.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the brownies.

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