Why You Need to Try Gluten-Free Vegan Brownie Bites:
No added sugar, gluten-free and they taste great? Hard to believe, but it’s true. The days of making brownies from the box are long gone now!
Make sure to choose Medjool dates that are large and have a fibrous texture. They are reddish-brown in color and are soft and sweet. They can be sticky too! They are mainly cultivated in Morocco, Palestine, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Not only are the dates a key and even suprising ingredient in these vegan brownie bites, but so is balsamic vinegar. It actually gives a bit of depth to the chocolate taste. Just try them, you’ll see! If you are trying to figure out how dessert can fit into a healthful eating plan, check out the Five Habits Series: Maintain a Healthy Weight for more tips.
½ cup almond butter
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 Tbsp. ground flax meal
½ t. baking soda
2 teaspoons pure vanilla
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/8 t. salt
- Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 mini muffin pans with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a food processor, combine dates and water and process until a paste is formed.
- Add in remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Batter will be thick and sticky.
- Use a cookie scooper (1 tbsp) to fill muffin cups. Flatten tops.
- Bake until tops look dry, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool completely on cooling rack. Run knife along edge to release.
Makes 24 servings.