Friday, April 17, 2015

Vegan Gluten-Free Loaded Brownies

      Who doesn’t like a loaded brownie???  I mean we're talking about warm, gooey chocolate, crunchy nuts, and decadent chocolate chips!  Oh yeah!  Well, today I decided to bring you a vegan and Gluten-Free version of a loaded brownie…ENJOY!

You'll need:

1  Cup Wholesome Sugar

1 Cup pumpkin puree

1 tbsp vanilla

1/2 tsp xanthan gum

1 tsp salt

       Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease two 9” round pans and set aside until needed
    In a mixing bowl, cream together coconut oil and sugar followed by the pumpkin.  Then whip in the extracts and set aside.

       In a separate bowl, combine flour, xanthan gum, cacao and salt.  Next, slowly mix the dry ingredients into the creamed ingredients.
gently fold in the chopped nuts and chocolate chips.  Pour batter into the prepared pans and bake for 30 - 35 minutes.
Vegan Cacao Fudge Frosting

1 Heaping cup of palm shortening

2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup cacao

1 tsp vanilla extract

Coconut Milk, as needed

In a medium bowl, whip shortening until fluffy.  Mix in one cup of powdered sugar followed by the cacao and extracts.  Mix in the second cup of powdered sugar and a splash of coconut milk.  Continue mixing until smooth.
 Spread Frosting across brownies, serve, and enjoy!