While trying to finalize what to do for this month’s 3 back-to-back theme, I was in a little confusion. Initially I had decided to do “mango” as the theme, but since I preferred eating my mango more than cooking with it and already the net is flooded with variety of mango recipes, I decided to not go ahead with it. Then I thought about strawberries – one fruit that I have seen is continuously available from some country or the other over the past few months. Even though I had the recipes for the theme, somehow I wasn’t really convinced of doing it, so dropped the idea. And then finally settled for what you are going to see from today, for the next three days on the blog… 🙂
Those who read my blog regularly are already aware that I am currently on a vegan diet. Ever since, I have been making treats only on weekends and it is always vegan, so that I could have it as well. The meal would be a vegetarian rice cooked in oil and a non-veg side to satisfy the rest in the family. But I can’t compromise that much on the sweet dish, can I? 😉 Since I love to bake, I have decided to post three successful vegan bakes, 3 recipes in a row, from today. Ready? I am ready… 🙂
After the papaya cake, my spirits were pretty high to makes some cakes and experiment. The first one I baked in the process were these brownies. As usual I was apprehensive, but look at what goes in – avocados, olive oil and coffee! Till the bake came out of the oven, I was tensed. I was really not sure about the texture but I was seriously in for a big surprise. These brownies were surprisingly fudgy and moist! I kept it to cool overnight and cut them the next day, but still they were melt in the mouth. I made these the previous day of the Zomato conference last month and fed a piece each to Humi, Faji and Anamika, and they loved it, the best part being that they couldn’t believe that the brownies were vegan! I have shared the version here with a mix of flours. I have made it with wholewheat flour alone again but I would suggest that the best is the mix of both flours! 😀 Off to the recipe…
I hope you are sincerely excited as much as I am regarding this series… 🙂
- ¼ cup pureed avocado
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ cup all purpose floor
- ½ cup wholewheat flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup raw sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ¾ cup brewed coffee
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (refer notes)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease and floor a brownie pan (8x8).
- Whisk the mashed avocado and olive oil till smooth. Add all the other ingredients except the chocolate chips and fold in till well combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for around 20 minutes till a skewer comes out clean and the top is firm to touch. Do not overbake.
- Allow to cool completely in the pan. Cut and enjoy!