Vegan: Red Velvet, Choc Brownies

These red velvet, choc brownies are not just vegan friendly. They’re also really great if you’re trying to cut down on your dairy intake. As a treat they’re also a great way to get 3 or your 5 a day! And have less calories than a regular chocolate brownie, without loosing that soft gooey chew!.

Who doesn’t love a choc brownie? Made using vegetable oil, a beetroot, banana and a single carrot instead of your regular milk, butter and egg wet mix. I’ve tried to give instructions that are fool proof and easy to follow.

Ingredients

(Makes about 16 brownies)

For your dry mix you will need:

•225g self-raising flour

•225g icing sugar

•225g cocoa

•1 tea spoon of baking powder

For your wet mix you will need:

•1 x raw, grated carrot

•1x raw, grated beetroot

•1x ripe, mashed banana

•1x tea spoon vanilla extract

•225g of vegetable oil

Method

•First take all your dry mix

•Then mix in the grated/mashed fruit and veg

•You’re going to need a lot of work to really evenly fold in all the ingredients

•Next add the oil and vanilla

•Once again mix vigorously. Don’t stop until it becomes a nice soft dough – because you’ve no eggs in the mix, the dough also makes great edible play dough for messy play days with the kids.

•Place in a well oiled baking tray making sure to pat down and spread evenly with the back of a fork

•Place in a pre-heated oven at 200°C for 20 minutes

•Once baked take out and allow to cool down on a cooling rack, before dividing into squares

Top Tips

Sieve your combined dry ingredients to make it as fine as possible and for even more of a spongey bounce use cake flour. Want to go full fat and dose up the dairy? Remove the banana, beetroot, oil and carrot and replace with egg, butter and milk.

These rich, chocolatey treats are perfect with a cuppa or to add a sweet snack to a packed lunch.

Stick the kettle on and enjoy!

Berrit x


10 Comments

  1. John
    12th April 2019 / 11:20 am

    You can’t tell the difference from the original recipe!! So good!!!

    • Booberrit
      Author
      12th April 2019 / 5:49 pm

      yep and nut free too so literally everyone can enjoy!

  2. 14th April 2019 / 11:05 pm

    This recipe looks amazing, I love finding new plant based recipes. I can’t wait to try x

    • Booberrit
      Author
      14th April 2019 / 11:50 pm

      They’re really tasty!

  3. 15th April 2019 / 12:31 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is something I haven’t seen before! We will be trying this! We’re not vegan but always up for trying vegan alternatives. Thanks for sharing.

    • Booberrit
      Author
      16th April 2019 / 1:56 am

      You’re welcome! We’re not vegan either however, in the battle to get the toddler to eat I try to find dairy free alternatives for him as the main bulk of his diet seems to be yogurt or cereal with milk! These brownies not only managed to trick him into eating but are high in fibre, packed with veg, REALLY yummy and don’t up his dairy level. Which can give him an upset tummy and the worst nappies!!!- All around win! 🙂

  4. 15th April 2019 / 4:42 pm

    This is great, really like the use of carrot and beetroot – there’s so many recipes out there for this which are just super heavy on the dairy-free butter or oil.

    • Booberrit
      Author
      16th April 2019 / 1:38 am

      If I am honest I was really shocked with how well they turned out! Because they WERE-(gone in seconds!) really tasty!

  5. 16th April 2019 / 2:25 pm

    I have a friend who can’t have dairy, so I’ll have to give this a go!

    • Booberrit
      Author
      17th April 2019 / 1:22 am

      Definitely do, they actually turned out tastier and more chocolatey!

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