I recently gathered my cookbooks out of my storage unit and couldn't believe how many recipes I never tried! Clearly, I first had to bake some delicious desert. Gwyneth Paltrow came out with an adorable cookbook a few years ago and she had this great looking brownie recipe. Ok, I don't even know where to begin in describing how delicious they were. AND... they're relatively healthy! No butter, sugar, or eggs (totally vegan). They're so moist and just fall apart in your mouth. I took them to work and they were devoured within minutes!
What you'll need:
2 cups flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1 cup maple syrup (GOOD MAPLE SYRUP!!! No Aunt Jemima crap, here)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup light agave nectar
1/2 cup fresh brewed coffee
1/2 cup non-dairy creamer
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
Canola oil spray
1. Preheat the oven to 350*. Sift together there dry ingredients in a large bowl (remember, sifting will ensure all of the lumps to break up).2. In a second bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. Slowly combine the wet and dry ingredient,s making sure not to OVER MIX the batter.
3. Spray a large baking dish with the oil and pour half of the batter into the pan. Take a few handfuls of the chocolate chips and drizzle them over the top. Finish with the rest of the batter and top with the remaining chocolate chips.
4. Bake for about 20 minutes, and let cook for at least 10 minutes before serving (most DEFINITELY with a glass of milk).