Who doesn’t love this combination, rich dark chocolate with a hint of salt and creamy peanut butter, it’s a match made heaven? Not only that but they are sweetened with coconut sugar and are gluten free. It goes without saying that they are also vegan.
I used sprouted buckwheat flour, but you could swap in for any flour you like, likewise you may you a granulated coconut sugar alternative.
½ cup light oil/coconut oil or vegan butter melted
1 cup of coconut sugar or soft brown sugar
2 flax eggs (2tbs milled flaxseed mixed with 6 tbsp. water)
2 tsp vanilla extract
100g buckwheat flour (I used sprouted)
250g dark vegan chocolate roughly chopped
¼ cup raw cacao powder
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ cup unsalted peanuts
½ cup smooth peanut butter
Pre heat the oven to 180°C.
Line a small baking dish equivalent to about 8-inch square, with baking parchment.
Mix the flax eggs together and set aside.
Place a small bowl over a pan of boiling water, making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. And the water is not boiling vigorously, just a light simmer is enough.
Add half the chocolate and reserve the rest. Gently melt the chocolate fully ad set aside.
In another bowl using a hand or free-standing mixer, whisk together the oil and sugar until combined. It might look a little like course moon sand but do not worry.
Add the flax eggs and vanilla, whisk again until well combined.
Gradually add the chocolate whisking continuously.
In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt and cacao powder. Stir to combine.
Fold the flour mix into the wet ingredients being careful not to overwork. Finish by folding in the reserved chocolate chunks and half the peanut butter in dollops. Fold but don’t completely combine.
Empty into the prepared tin and push down and even the top, add the remaining peanut butter in dollops and roughly swirl, pushing into the batter. Sprinkle on the roughly chopped peanuts.
Place in the pre heated oven for approx. 30-40minutes. Until the brownies have risen slightly and a crust has formed on top. There will be a significant wobble still, but don’t worry.
Allow to rest and cool completely before attempting to cut into squares. Ideally if you have the patience wait until the next day to cut them.
You can serve them warm, but you may well need a spoon to eat them!