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Author Notes: As a pastry chef I am always interested in trying new recipes as most of my clients and customers love vegan, raw and gluten-free treats. And this is the BEST BROWNIE I ever made. And its vegan. And gluten free. And soy free. Oh, and its made out of CHICKPEAS!!! Crazy, I know! You need to try this!
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips or 7 oz broken into pieces
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 shot espresso or 1 Tbsp instant (grain) coffee dissolved with 5 Tbsp hot water
- 2 cups cooked and drained chickpeas
- 250 milliliters almond milk (or any other dairy-/soy free milk
- 5 tablespoons raw cacao or regular cocoa powder
- 1.5 cups freshly ground almonds/almond meal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder or tapioca/potato starch
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle, cayenne or chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Pre-heat oven to 180°C Line a square baking tin with parchment paper
- In a bowl over a pot of simmering water melt the chocolate with the coconut oil Turn off heat and stir in the coffee until emulsified.
- In a food processor combine the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth. Add the melted chocolate and mix again.
- Pour into tin and bake for 25 – 30 min (do not overbake!, it should be still a little wet inside when you check with your knife or metal skewer)
- Let cool, cut into squares and decorate with sliced almonds.
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