Healthy treats that don’t taste healthy. Isn’t that like everyone’s end game?
You and I make this Vegan Cookie Dough for One way more often than we would like to admit. It’s sweet, it’s healthy-ish, and it tastes legit. Bonus points that you get to eat it when you’re pregnant because, seriously, avoiding the raw-egged goodness of cookie dough for nine months is just too much to bear.
I made brownies a couple of weeks ago, and it was so hard not to lick the batter off the spoon. Is one little lick really gonna do anything? Probably not, but better safe than sorry, right? I knew if I could come up with a cookie dough that would satisfy, there must be a way to do brownie batter as well.
The recipe is very similar to that of the cookie dough. In fact, if you wanted to add just a little less maple syrup it would thicken up to more of a cookie dough consistency. But we’re not after cookie dough today. We’re after drippy, chocolatey, brownie batter.
This brownie batter is greatly affected by temperature. When I first made it it was warm and runny, just like a brownie batter should be. After a few minutes sitting out in my cold house it started to firm up a bit like you can see in the picture. My favorite might have been after putting it in the freezer for a few minutes. It turned into a fudge-like consistency that was chewy and irresistible. Did you know the flavor of chocolate changes with it’s temperature? That’s science. And I think I like frozen chocolate the best.
I’m calling this brownie batter for one, but if you’re really trying to be healthy, you should probably share it with a friend or put half of it in the freezer for a fudgy treat tomorrow. It makes a pretty huge, decadent serving, which I’m definitely not complaining about. Treat yo’self.
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This brownie batter is vegan, safe to eat, and is meant to be eaten straight off the spoon!
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life Brand)
In a small bowl, whisk together coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract with a fork. Add cocoa powder, flour, and salt, and continue stirring until all the dry ingredients are incorporated and the mixture has thickened slightly. Stir in chocolate chips. Serve immediately, freeze, or refrigerate for later.