|secret hidden veg brownies but you wouldn’t know it!
I made these brownies because I had some leftover pumpkin from Halloween so decided to half the amount of dates in the original recipe and swap it out for pumpkin & it turned into one of the best ideas I’ve ever had! What was even better was that the taste wasn’t compromised at all as the dates provide plenty of sweetness & the cacao gives such a rich chocolatey taste. Uh-mazing!!
These are so good when I make them I’m like:
Recipe (makes 8/9 medium brownies)
*170g dates (soaked in warm water for 10mins)
*170g cooked veg: pumpkin, sweet potato, squash are best
*5 generous teaspoons cacao/unsweetened cocoa powder & 1 teaspoon vanilla powder/extract OR for a Christmas flavour add 1 tsp of my pumpkin pie spice mix and 1 tsp of orange extract
First roast/steam your veg then allow it to cool for a few minutes and soak the dates.
Then grind the oats, cacao powder and nuts into a fine powder/flour using a food processor. Move this to a bowl then blend together the drained, softened dates, vanilla/spice mix & veg, next tip the dry mix into the wet mix. Blend until it all sticks together then smooth out into a lined rectangular pan and place into the fridge for a few hours to set/firm up.
They also keep fresh for ages in the fridge so are great for lunch or snack attacks!