That isn’t a typo in the title. Today we’ve got a special feature recipe from The Veginner’s Cookbook by the foodie couple Bianca Haun & Sascha Naderer. These healthy blender brownies are a sample treat from this starter guide for new vegans and the veg-curious.
But in my opinion, The Veginner’s Cookbook isn’t just for newbies. I think it’s also fantastic for those of us who just want some more easy, everyday, plant-based recipes to add to our weekly menus. The introduction is brief, so by page 14 of this hardback, full-color collection, you’re jumping right into the recipes. And they include Basics, Breakfast, Soups, Main Meals, Breads, Snacks & Party Food, Sauces & Dressings, and Desserts. Just a few recipes that caught my eye include:
- Date-Sweetened Almond Milk
- Waffles with a Warm Raspberry Sauce
- Soothing Mushroom Ramen Soup
- Creamy Avocado Pasta
- Cheesy Tex-Mex Wraps
- Caribbean-Inspired Coconut Milk Curry
- Sushi Bowl with Sesame-Crusted Tofu
- English Muffins
- Homemade Crackers (5 Ways)
- Shake & Bake Sweet Potato Fries
- The Best Tahini Maple Dressing
- Caramel Cups
- Eat-in-one-sitting Apple Strudel
Like the healthy blender brownies sample recipe below, most of the recipes in The Veginner’s Cookbook have a nutritious slant. And all are dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, and vegetarian. But unlike this recipe, many of the recipes in this cookbook do use gluten and/or soy. Just a heads up for gluten-free and soy-free consumers!
Special Diet Notes: Healthy Blender Brownies
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.
- 1 cup oat flour
- ½ cup almond meal
- 7 soft dates, pitted
- 3 ripe bananas
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon dairy-free milk beverage
- Pinch salt
- 3 avocados, peeled, pitted
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tablespoons dairy-free milk beverage
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon cocoa nibs
- Preheat oven to 320ºF and line a 7x10-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
- Add the oat flour and almond meal to your blender. Pulse until fine. Then, add the dates, bananas, cocoa powder, milk beverage, and salt and blend until smooth and creamy. You might have to scrape down the sides a couple of times.
- Transfer the batter to the baking pan and flatten the surface.
- Bake for about 25 minutes and let it cool off completely for 2 to 3 hours.
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth. You might have to scrape down the sides a few times.
- Once the brownies are completely cool, spread the chocolate avocado frosting on top and add the cocoa nibs.
- Cut into 6 brownies. You can eat them immediately, but it's better if you let them sit in the fridge for about 3 hours to let the frosting thicken a bit.
- The brownies can be stored in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.