Vegan Zucchini Brownies

I am a chocolate lover. I came across this recipe while scrolling through Instagram and was pleasantly surprised by the results. When I first kick started my healthy eating journey by completing the Whole 30 challenge, I was on the search for clean desserts that used natural sources of sugar but still had a decadent and moist texture. Hello zucchini brownies! Every ingredient in this recipe has nutritional benefits and you can indulge without feeling guilty or bloated afterwards.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup organic almond butter
  • 1 1/2 cup organic zucchini (peeled and finely grated)
  • 1/3 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup organic raw cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup organic applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup vegan/gf chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Peel and grate the zucchini.
  2. Put all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until well combined. (If using a flax egg, prepare it separately with 1 tablespoons of ground flax + 3 tablespoons of water).
  3. Pour into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Enjoy!

This recipe will make approximately (16) brownies.

If you try this recipe, be sure to tag me @_alifit_ and has tag #fitbygracewellbyfaith

Happy baking!

ALIFIT ❤

 

This recipe was adapted from The Healthy Family and Home

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Choco-Chip Nut Butter Cookies

It’s late at night. You’re craving something sweet and decadent but don’t want to overindulge before bed. Story of my life! In these instances my go-to recipe are CHOCO-CHIP NUT BUTTER COOKIES (see recipe below). It’s the perfect combination of sweet and salty and they’re so decadent you only need 1 or 2 cookies to satisfy a craving. The healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fibre in the nut butter will help you feel full, while the chocolate satisfies your sweet craving. Only 10 minutes to make and 10 minutes to bake!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of the nut butter of your choice (I usually use peanut butter or almond butter. You can also use sunbutter if you’re allergic to nuts)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup flax meal
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Optional: Cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl
  3. Form small balls and place on a baking sheet
  4. Bake for 10 minutes
  5. Enjoy!

Makes about 1.5 dozen cookies

Happy baking!

ALIFIT ❤