Gluten-Free Whole-Grain Vegan Brownies

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Yields1 Serving

 1 cup sunflower or other vegetable oil, plus more for greasing the pan
 2 tbsp flax meal
 ¼ cup milk or other milk
 1 cup Sucanat or turbinado sugar
 ¾ cup maple syrup
 2 tbsp maple syrup
 2 tsp vanilla extract
 1 ½ cups gluten-free oat flour
 ½ cup buckwheat flour
 ½ cup natural cocoa powder
 1 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp fine sea salt
 1 cup chocolate chips

1

Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with oil.

2

You can mix these by hand or with an electric mixer. Either way, in a large bowl, stir together the flax meal and milk. Let soak for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour.

3

Gently beat in the Sucanat on low speed until it starts to dissolve, about 5 minutes. Mix in the maple syrup and vanilla until incorporated. Then mix in the sunflower oil until incorporated.

4

In a medium bowl, combine the oat flour, buckwheat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the wet until well mixed. Fold in the chocolate chips and scrape the batter into the prepared pan.

5

Bake until the batter is just set yet still moist and fudgy in the center, 20 to 25 minutes. It will puff and fall on its own near the end of the baking time. It will also appear a little bubbly. Let cool before cutting.

Options
6

• These brownies are fudgy yet thin, about 3/4 inch high. For thicker brownies, make 1½ times the recipe and bake about 5 minutes longer.

7

• To add some dried fruit, soak 1 cup of chopped dried cherries, blueberries, or goji berries in 2 tablespoons warm water until the fruit plumps up, about 20 minutes. Fold the berries into the brownie batter along with the chocolate chips.

8

• Top each brownie with a dollop of Kripalu Whipped Cream or Kripalu Cashew Cream.

9

• For easier cutting, line the entire pan of brownies with a generous sheet of foil, oil the foil, and then when cool, lift the entire brick of brownies from the pan.

Ingredients

 1 cup sunflower or other vegetable oil, plus more for greasing the pan
 2 tbsp flax meal
 ¼ cup milk or other milk
 1 cup Sucanat or turbinado sugar
 ¾ cup maple syrup
 2 tbsp maple syrup
 2 tsp vanilla extract
 1 ½ cups gluten-free oat flour
 ½ cup buckwheat flour
 ½ cup natural cocoa powder
 1 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp fine sea salt
 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with oil.

2

You can mix these by hand or with an electric mixer. Either way, in a large bowl, stir together the flax meal and milk. Let soak for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour.

3

Gently beat in the Sucanat on low speed until it starts to dissolve, about 5 minutes. Mix in the maple syrup and vanilla until incorporated. Then mix in the sunflower oil until incorporated.

4

In a medium bowl, combine the oat flour, buckwheat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the wet until well mixed. Fold in the chocolate chips and scrape the batter into the prepared pan.

5

Bake until the batter is just set yet still moist and fudgy in the center, 20 to 25 minutes. It will puff and fall on its own near the end of the baking time. It will also appear a little bubbly. Let cool before cutting.

Options
6

• These brownies are fudgy yet thin, about 3/4 inch high. For thicker brownies, make 1½ times the recipe and bake about 5 minutes longer.

7

• To add some dried fruit, soak 1 cup of chopped dried cherries, blueberries, or goji berries in 2 tablespoons warm water until the fruit plumps up, about 20 minutes. Fold the berries into the brownie batter along with the chocolate chips.

8

• Top each brownie with a dollop of Kripalu Whipped Cream or Kripalu Cashew Cream.

9

• For easier cutting, line the entire pan of brownies with a generous sheet of foil, oil the foil, and then when cool, lift the entire brick of brownies from the pan.

Gluten-Free Whole-Grain Vegan Brownies