- 1/4 cup + 4 tbs unsw almond milk
- 1/4 cup + 4 tbs coconut oil or ghee
- 1/2 + 1/4 cup vegan chocolate pieces
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 – 3 pinches cayenne
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/4 – 1 tsp spirulina powder
- 2 tbs maca powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tbsflax meal
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup sorghum flour
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 large avocados
- 3 tbs cocoa powder
- 3 tbs raw honey
- sea salt
Pre-heat your oven to 350F degrees and line a 9 by 9in baking dish with parchment. Prepare the flax egg and set aside.
For the brownies, combine all dry ingredients and spices, except for the sugar, in large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Next, slowly melt 1/2 cup chocolate with the coconut oil or ghee. Stir in the sugar, mashed avocado, honey, almond milk, vanilla and flax egg to the melted mixture.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine. Finally, fold in the chopped walnuts and remaining chocolate pieces.
Pour the batter into your prepared baking dish and bake for about 35 minutes. While it is baking prepare your avocado frosting. Once baked, wait at least 2 hours before cutting (I have to admit, I did sample some off the side)
For the avocado frosting, add the avocado, olive oil, cocoa powder and honey to a high speed blender and blend until extra smooth. Add more honey if needed. Store extra in an air tight container for up to 3 days. If you choose to omit the cocoa powder, use immediately.
To assemble, top the brownies with avocado frosting, cut and garnish. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days, let warm to room temperature before eating*. Enjoy
*After you get used to the taste of spirulina, you can add more to your baked goods without even knowing it is there, but at first I would recommend going light.
*I found that these brownies tasted best at room temperature, when eaten straight from the fridge they seemed dried out. I stored mine in the fridge, but removed them about 30 minutes before serving in order to