2 Dec 2015

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES -- MMM YES


I have not been posting a lot recently because I'm kinda tired of the internet. In a way. Some days it's better for me to just ignore my computer and go for a long walk. Or at least ignore my email inbox and my blog. But I'm back here once again, to share another delicious vegan recipe with you. These brownies are suuuuper decadent. I don't what else there is to say about them. You need to make them yourself if you wanna understand how good they are. Sorry if that sounds rude... but seriously, you gotta taste them with your own mouth. Words cannot do tastes justice.

The weather here [in the pacific north west] for the past few weeks has been lovely. It's either really cold with clear blue skies and yellow sunlight; or grey, cloudy, brisk and drip dropping rain. I have in all honesty been going on several long walks, whilst listening to some excellent new podcasts (such as Black Girls Talking, Women of The Hour and Another Round). The sunset happening at 6pm every night got the best of me a few evenings ago though, when - medium-length story short - I ended up running/escaping through the pitch black forest in the rain, led only by the light of my iPod screen, for the last 4km of the trail. I had already done an intense leg workout that morning so lemme tell you: the rest of the week my legs and ass felt like they were covered in a giant bruise. In a good way. I like pain when I know it's a healthy sign. Like after intense exercise when you tear down your muscle fibres and then nourish them so they grow back stronger. Or when you get a tattoo that helps you feel like a more complete version of yourself. These instances are when the statement "no pain, no gain" actually applies in a reasonable manner. Otherwise, be careful with that phrase.

I am attempting to write this blog post while my 2-disc DISCO MOTION record plays in the background so I trust you - kind as you are - will forgive the probable sporadicalness of my prose, Let's move on to brownies. Make them. Embrace them. Love them. Love yourself. You're a babe. x


DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

Brownies:
1 cup oat flour
1 cup walnuts, preferably soaked for 4 hours 
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons carob powder
1 tablespoon cacao powder
Pinch salt 
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Frosting:
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1-2 tablespoons cacao powder

Topping:
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 tablespoon white sesame seeds

To make the brownies: combine all the ingredients in a food processor and process until it all becomes a big chocolately ball whirling around in there. Press into a lined baking pan and leave in the fridge until the brownies have hardened.

To make the frosting: stir all ingredients together - chocolate! Pour on top of your brownies, sprinkle with the seeds and leave in fridge until the frosting has hardened. Slice and eat.

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