It’s festive season and South Africans are known for going a bit overboard with the food and deserts. I’m here to bring to you a treat that is not too sweet, super simple to make and ultra delicious. Your kids won’t know the difference between these vegan brownies and the conventional batch if you follow the instructions I’ve laid out below for you.
I don’t enjoy chocolate all over my teeth and gooey gums so this recipe will not have a fudge like center but there will be a satisfying cake-like center filled with moist chocolately goodness.
4 tablespoons of coconut oil
250ml of gluten-free flour
125ml unsweetened cocoa powder
175ml coconut sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon himalayan salt
175ml canned coconut milk
There isn’t a mom I know who enjoys doing the dishes so you will love that you will only need 1 bowl to mix your ingredients. I like to work with my dry ingredients first so I add my flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt and baking soda into the bowl and use a whisk and gently mix it all together.
I half my avo, add it to my bullet along with my coconut oil and blend till smooth. Next, coconut milk and then I pout it into my dry ingredients. I use a wooden spoon and fold the ingredients in. I do this instead of mixing haphazardly to ensure that the brownies are light and fluffy.
Wax wrap is cut to fit the baking pan, dish or any other oven safe container you’ll be baking your brownies in.
Depending on your pan size, one batch will give you 8-16 delicious brownies!
Cooking with a conventional Oven:
You’ll need to preheat your oven to 180deg and then cook your brownie mix for 15-20minutes. Check whether or not your confection is evenly cooked by piercing the center with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, consider it done. Next move your confection onto a wire rack and allow to cool before cutting into and enjoying.
Cooking with the LG NeoChef:
Listen, cooking with the microwave oven has changed my life. Goodbye to preheating and trying to perfectly match what you’re doing to the time it takes for your oven to heat up. Once you pop your meal or confection in, the immediately magic happens.
Another fantastic feature about the LG NeoChef is that once your brownies are done baking, the NeoChef cooling feature kicks in. First time we saw this happening we were like kids in a candy store, excited by this new thing and we know it’s kind of showing our age when we become excited by appliances like washing machines, fridges and microwave ovens.
Beyond how easy it has made my life, I really respect how the brand has really pushed the envelope of innovation by allowing the consumer to set the watt power of their Smart Inverter which ranges from 300 to 1200watts. I cooked the brownies at 700watts for 8minutes and it cooked perfectly. Ideally, you could use the easy to use pre-programmed options listed in the user manual as well as on the microwave oven itself.
A standing ovation is needed when I think about all that has been put into the LG NeoChef. Equipt with Anti-Bacterial EasyClean coating, making it harder for contaminants to take root. Essentially eliminating 99.99% of harmful bacteria. (Hello Healthy Living!) The NeoChef also packs a number of features designed to increase cleanliness and streamline the cooking experience, words every mom wants to hear.
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This post is in collaboration with LG. All thoughts and words are my own.