Vegan Date Brownies are completely sweetened with Medjool dates with no added sugar!
Can we all agree that if you run 7 miles and chase a toddler around all day, there should be a live-in masseuse at your house?
Thankfully, I have my
masseur husband who generously massages my poor little feet after my long days. However, yesterday, I decided it’d be fun to run errands all morning, bake during Liam’s nap time and then run 7 miles straight (for reals?!). My husband was out late at a work function and I was running solo all day…including massaging my own pounding feet so I could fall asleep.
Yeah, I totally earned these brownies.
It’s a good thing these brownies are basically health food and require little effort to ‘work them off’. I can basically have the entire batch after chasing Liam down to change his stinky diaper, right? 😉
There is absolutely no added sugar in these babies, either (well, besides the powdered sugar photographed here, for added mouthwatering-ness)! They are completely sweetened with Medjool dates. Have I mentioned how much I am in love with Medjool dates?
To top it off, they happen to be vegan. Booya!
Cue licking the bowl.
The texture is slightly more cakey and apt to crumble, but the center is fudgy and delicious. Top with some coconut milk ice cream or banana soft serve and you’ve got yourself the most delectable and healthified dessert!
Vegan Date Brownies
adapted from readeat.pl
- 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups pitted Medjool dates (I use Natural Delights)
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup coconut cream
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
- In a sauce pan, bring the dates and water up to a boil and allow to simmer for 3 minutes.
- Blend the dates, water, coconut cream and oil together.
- In the same sauce pan, combine the date mixture and chocolate chips. Stir until chocolate is melted. Stir in the vinegar and vanilla.
- Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Pour into an 8×8 pan that has been covered with parchment paper or non-stick foil. Bake for about 20 minutes.
Servings: 16 brownies
Those poor feet. You may have a 2nd brownie.
haha Logan’s comment cracked me up! I vote for a 3rd and 4th brownie. 😉
These look so yummy!! Love the recipe 🙂
These look super fudgy and delicious!
These look ahh-mazing! Dates are my new favorite sweetener – between smoothies and baking I’ve been buying them weekly!
Yum! I’m all about a healthified brownies, since I want to be eating them all the time. Way to rock it with your busy day! I love that feeling of accomplishment.
Is there an substitute to coconut cream
Essentially, the coconut cream is the fat of the canned coconut milk. If you purchase two cans of full-fat coconut milk, place them in the fridge to chill, remove them from the fridge and flip them upside down. Cut open the can and drain the liquid. On the bottom of the flipped can will be the thick coconut cream. Just measure out 3/4 cup and you’ll be good to go! I purchase the Trader Joe’s Coconut Cream so I can just use it straight out of the can, but this alternate method will work just the same. 😀 Happy Baking!
Amazing. Thank you SO much. I’m a vegan and can’t have sugar and it is soooo hard but these brownies saved me today! Thank you!
Hi, did you try These without the Olive oil? Just without any replacement? For our diet, the fat from the coconut cream would totally Suffice (Or is there a specific reason to add the oil?)…. Many thanks, Anne
Hi Anne, I haven’t tried baking them without oil. Without oil, I’m afraid the brownies would be more like cake instead of gooey brownies. If you give it a go, I’d love to hear your results! Happy Baking!
Hi Caroline, I have made them again and this Time I have reduced the oil to 5 table spoons. You are right, it becomes a Bit more of a cake structure but still super moist, cheewy and Mega delicious! These are My New favourite receipe as I Love them, My Little girl can’t get enough of them and even My husband (Who is eating everthing but Not so much healthy ) loves them! Thank you!!!
I’m so happy to hear that! 🙂