I heart Brownies

Brownies.  Seriously, they should be a food group all to themselves. I suppose if you lump them in with “cake” on the food pyramid then that would be okay too.

But these brownies come with a secret. What? Nutrition in brownies? get out!

Yep… hidden  away in the chocolatey goodness is butternut squash, pears, and high protein brown rice flour. Whoaaaaaaaaa there! Nutrition. And don’t get me started on the part that this is a VEGAN recipe too. You can hide lots of veggies if they are pureed and sauced. -yummy.

Let them eat cake. Even if it’s good for them. HAHAHA – what they don’t know will benefit them. Seriously.

Brownie Bites– no egg, no wheat, no gluten, no soy

  • 1/2 C safflower oil
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 C veggie or fruit sauce, or a combination (pear, apple, butternut sqaush)
  • 1/2 C potato starch
  • 1/2 C brown rice flour
  • 1/2 C cocoa powder
  • 2 T arrowroot starch (tapioca works too)
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp soda
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 T vanilla

Optional: Add some mini choc chips to the batter, or sprinkle some on top before baking.

Frosting on the brownies once they have been baked, and cooled is also recommended.

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Bake at 325.

times vary – watch the brownies to see when your oven thinks they are done. In my oven, for mini pans, it’s about 15- 18 minutes

Cupcakes 20-25 minutes

 Your mileage may vary.

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