Desserts · Gluten Free · Grain Free · Plantains · Vegan

Ginger Brownies

Ginger brownies, because one can never enjoy too many brownies in life.  And speaking of enjoying life, it has been quite a while since my last post.  And we (the boyfriend and me) have been uber busy yet again!

In the last few weeks we’ve gone to casinos (never been before), a few parties, hiking in Tahoe, celebrated St. Patricks Day/someone’s 40th birthday party… not either of ours, lol… and I not only got to see snow, but I got to ski in it, too! Something I haven’t done in almost 10 years.

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What made it all more wonderful was enjoying these epic events with my boyfriend who is just as crazy as I am.  Did I mention we decided to wear wigs on our hike, and maybe for the rest of the day?  Sadly, no, that is not our real hair though I think he looks pretty good with a mullet.

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Despite the business of life, I’m still trying to stay busy in the kitchen.  I made “award winning” Frangelico brownies (not the brownie recipe I’m sharing today), peppermint protein bars and chocolate, caramel cookies to name just a few of the treats going on in my kitchen.  Of course I make actual food, too, but my sweet tooth comes first.

Here it goes, Ginger Brownies with a hint of orange…

Ginger Brownies
Ginger Brownies

Ginger Brownies

(grain free, vegan)

serves 8; double recipe for 8×8 pan

Ingredients:

  • 1/2c coconut flour
  • 1/2c arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 cacao powder (sub 1/2c with carob powder if you’d like; I do!)
  • 1/8t uncut stevia
  • 1/4c maple syrup
  • 3T coconut oil
  • 1 ripe plantain (pureed)
  • 1 1/2t ginger powder
  • 1/4t baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 T vanilla extract
  • 2T Grand Marnier (orange juice works, too)
  • 1/4c dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 2-4T ginger chips
  • 2T almond milk 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.  Line a loaf pan with parchment paper; or double the recipe and line an 8×8″ baking pan.  Stir together dry ingredients.  Mix in wet ingredients and stir until well combined.  Now mix in chocolate chips and crystalized ginger chips.

Pour batter into lined pan and bake 25 min.  Let cool then devour.

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The brownies are thick and fudgy, and not cake-like at all.  Brownies should not be cakey—that’s what cake is for, right?  And with every tasty bite, you can be happy knowing that you’re eating wholesome ingredients cleverly disguised as delicious dessert.  With a hint of spice from the ginger and a few chewy ginger bits, it takes the taste of these brownies to an exotic level.  They go from a typical brownie to something a wee bit fancier.  Awesome.

So if you feel the need to impress your friends, family members or coworkers with a touch of spice and wholesome brownie goodness, these will certainly do just that.

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