What’s your favourite healthy, mindful, conscious sweet bake and how often do you make it?
Since I started #nosocialmediasundays, there’s more space to eat, create and be out in nature. Like making a batch of these beauties!
I’ve been experimenting recently with the sweetness of these vegan brown bites and last weekend, I swapped up agave syrup for rice malt syrup.
They were pretty tasty before, but now I think I might have nailed the flavour.
They are a little less sickly with the same level of gooeyness.
The next challenge is to only eat one a day. And that takes all my fricken discipline!
This bake is adapted from Natasha Corrett’s brownie recipe from her Honestly Healthy Book.
Talking of books, a personal goal I have this year is to write my own book. Although I love a good recipe book with all those stunning drool-worthy images, being a chef or baker isn’t in my zone of genius and a cook book from me isn’t likely to make a best seller.
I hope you enjoy making them, and don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram posts @samanthalennietherapy, because I love to see your creations 😍
2 tablespoons chia seeds
6 tablespoons of water (a little more if the mix is on the dry side)
45g coconut oil, melted
50ml rice milk
80g agave syrup or rice malt syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of pink salt or celtic salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
30g coconut flour
50g cacao powder
Put dates in a bowl, cover with hot water and soak for 20 minutes
Preheat oven to 170c or gas 3
Line a shallow baking tin with baking parchment
Put chia seeds and water in a bowl and leave to soak
Drain dates and put in a blender with the coconut oil, tahini, milk, syrup and vanilla extract
Blend until mostly smooth (lumps are fine)
Pour the blended mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients, mix and then add the chia seeds
You’ll have a relatively thick batter
Pour mix into the prepared tin, shake so that it reaches the sides
Bake for 25-30 mins. Check after 20 minutes with a skewer. A dry skewer means it’s done.
Remove and let cool on a wire rack.
Sieve a little cacao power on the top and cut into squares.