I LOVVVE brownies! And as much as I love eating them, I love making them!
I’m always looking for new easy healthy ways to make my favorite dessert… life is all about treats, but treats don’t have to be big weights slowing down our bodies and minds. Treats can be yummy, sweet, AND packed with good nutrition too!
This brownie recipe is a one-stop shop! You throw everything into a blender and call it a day. The recipe also uses silken tofu, which is a super easy base for any brownie batter; it adds proteins, eliminates the need for eggs, and gives the brownies that soft texture we love.
Besides the tofu, I also throw in some powerful sexy seeds. You’ll hardly notice these hidden guys, but they will increase the nutritional value of the brownies by a TON! There are hemp seeds which are high in omega threes, flax seeds which are high in fiber and omegas, and chia seeds which are high in both, AND are known to help suppress appetite!! Hey there chia, we love you!
Go on, boogie away and make your blender brownie today!
- 12 pitted dates, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
- 1 package silken tofu
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more to garnish
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 tablespoons cacao nibs, reserve one tablespoon for garnish
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- dash of cayenne pepper
- pinch of kosher salt
- 6 heaping tablespoons brown rice flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- coconut oil spray
- 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Soak 12 pitted dates for 30 minutes. Spray a 9 x 9 baking dish with coconut oil spray.
To a high-powered blender, add the silken tofu, almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of the cacao nibs, vanilla, soaked dates, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, sprinkle of cayenne, and pinch of kosher salt. Blend the mixture. Periodically pause the blending to scrape down the sides with a spatula.
Once the first set of ingredients are fully incorporated, add the brown rice flour and baking powder. Pulse until just incorporated, be careful not to over-blend the mixture at this stage.
Transfer the batter to the sprayed baking dish. Top the brownies with the reserved cacao nibs and the sliced almonds. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the brownie is set. Let cool completely before serving.