Brownies are awesome. Vegan, double chocolate Oreo brownies are even better.
I'm not a big baker - I tend to get bored along the way, just wanting to eat a piece of the cake already without putting in much effort. That's why if the ingredients list is too long for a recipe I just find another one. And although I do admit that every ingredient (in that long list) has it's place, I find an immense pleasure in creating recipes with only a few ingredients at hand (those which I always have at home). Even though this recipe is does not particularly fall into that category with things like dates and Oreos which I don't usually keep in my pantry, it is still a no fuss, easy recipe. Not to mention that they are incredibly delicious and utterly satisfying.
These brownies are an absolute treat for any occasion, whether its just you filling up a Sunday by baking or preparing for a party. They are a real showstopper!
75g fresh Medjool dates
250g organic, unbleached cake flour
1,5 tsp baking powder
40g cocoa powder
30g organic brown sugar
80 ml coconut oil, melted
1 ripe banana
240 ml almond milk
4 Oreo cookies, crushed
40 g dark chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven to 180C. Line a square baking dish with baking paper.
Chop the dates and place in a blender with the almond milk, banana and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth. Move to a bowl and stir in the oconut oil.
Mix together the flour, sugar baking powder and cocoa powder. Combine the two bowls by folding the liquid into the dry ingredients. The mixture should be quite thick, if it seems still a bit too thick/dry add some almond milk.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and top with crushed Oreos and chocolate chunks. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting.