Gluten-Free Vegan Brownies from Babycakes, NYC

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March 7, 2011 at 3:14 am #1723


I found this Gluten-free, Vegan Brownie Recipe in the Shape Magazine March 2011 edition. It is from BabyCakes, NYC, a very trendy vegan bakery that Madonna, Hilary Swank and Zooey Deschanel are known to frequent. If you could see the picture of these brownies with the chocolate oozing out you will be making them today.

Makes 48 Brownies
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 1 hour

1 cup garbanzo-fava bean flour
1 cup granulated sugar (preferably evaporated cane juice)
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup potato starch (not flour)
2 tablespoons arrowroot
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
½ cup boiling water
1 cup vegan chocolate chips

*Preheat oven to 325⁰F. Coat four 12-cup mini-muffin tins with cooking spray, or coat one 12-cup mini-muffin tin and bake brownies in four batches.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, potato starch, arrowroot, baking powder, salt, baking soda and xanthan gum.
Measure out coconut oil (it has a firm texture) and transfer to a cutting board; mince well and add to cocoa mixture.
Add applesauce, vanilla, and boiling water; stir until batter is smooth and coconut oil has completely melted. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in chocolate chips until well mixed.
Using a melon baller or teaspoon, scoop a generous dollop of batter into each cup of the prepared mini-muffin tins. Bake brownies on center rack for 10 minutes, rotating tins 180 degrees after 5 minutes. (*For a more fudge-like brownie, bake 8 minutes in total, rotating tins after 4 minutes). Let brownies rest in pan for 10 minutes before enjoying warm. To keep fresh, leave brownies in tins and cover with plastic wrap until ready to serve.

Nutrition per brownie:
71 calories, 4g fat, 3g saturated fat, 9g carbs, 1g protein, 1g fiber, 13mg calcium, 1mg iron, 41mg sodium

** Some of these ingredients may be unfamiliar, but they’re available at most Whole Foods and health food stores. I have found most ingredients online at Bob’s Red Mill

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