Cinnamon Cayenne Green Brownies

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Author Notes: These vegan brownies are moist and chocolaty with a subtle kick to them and are packed with the goodness that comes from avocados and kale.
ORIGINAL RECIPE:
Avocado Brownies – by Ashley Adams
http://dairyfreecooking.about.com/od/cookies/r/Avocado-Brownies.htm
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: One 9"x13" pan brownies
Ingredients:
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 cups white sugar
• 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1 t. baking powder
• 1 t. salt
• 1 cup mashed avocado
• 1/2 cup vanilla or plain soy milk
• 1/3 cup water
• 1 t. vanilla extract
Preparation:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9x13" baking dish. Set aside.
2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until well-combined. Set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the mashed avocado, soy milk, water, and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients, mixing until well combined. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is no longer shiny and a toothpick inserted into the center emerges with only a few crumbs. Allow brownies to cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares and serving.

MY ADAPTATION:
Cinnamon Cayenne Green Brownies
Ingredients:
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 cups white sugar
• 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1 t. baking powder
• 1 t. salt
• 1 t. ground cinnamon
• ¼ t. cayenne pepper
• 1 cup mashed avocado
• 1/2 cup almond milk (soy milk will work as well)
• 1/3 cup water
• 1 t. vanilla extract
• 3 large kale leaves
Preparation:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9x13" baking dish. Set aside.
2. Wash the kale leaves, remove the stems and put in a food processor and plus until the kale is pureed. Set aside
2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt until well-combined. Set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the mashed avocado, soy milk, water, vanilla extract, and kale. Add the dry ingredients, mixing until well combined. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center emerges with only a few crumbs. Allow brownies to cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares and serving.
Shana Metzger

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Makes one 9"x13" pan brownies

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup mashed avocado
  • 1/2 cup almond or soy milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large kale leaves
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9x13" baking dish. Set aside.
  2. 2. Wash the kale leaves, remove the stems and put in a food processor and plus until the kale is pureed. Set aside.
  3. 3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt until well-combined. Set aside.
  4. 4. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the mashed avocado, soy milk, water, vanilla extract, and kale. Add the dry ingredients, mixing until well combined. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center emerges with only a few crumbs. Allow brownies to cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares and serving.

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