Dairy-Free, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Lightened Up, Low Sugar, Meal Prep, One Pot Dish, Vegetarian

Tantalizing Tahini Brownies

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I’ve been baking lately. Ted is enjoying batches of brownies, as I try to perfect the recipe and I think I’ve found it. Tahini Brownies. A simple take on brownies using tahini and applesauce as a substitute for butter, while still leaving the brownies fluffy without being dry. Adding seasame seeds to the top gets them nice and toasted as the brownies bake and bring out even more sesame flavor complement that dark chocolate. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, drizzle the top with extra tahini and sprinkle with extra chocolate chips.

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Dairy-Free, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Lightened Up, Low Sugar, Snack, Vegetarian

To Brownie or Not to Brownie?

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I didn’t want to call these brownies because I don’t think of these as a true brownies without chocolate chips, so I settled on bars. Plus, are brownies ever really healthy? Maybe, maybe not. (Deep, pondering life thoughts by Annie to be continued . . . .) Whatever I call them — Dark Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Bars — can be a dessert or double up for a snack. Made grain-free using cocoa powder and plant-based chocolate powder as the base, these bars came out darkly dense made tart with raspberries.

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Dairy-Free, Dessert, Lightened Up, One Pot Dish, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Pass Those Pumpkin Brownies, Please

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Oh, man — I’ve done it again: two ingredient Pumpkin Brownies. Just a brownie mix and pumpkin purée. Can it get any better than that? These brownies can satisfy your pumpkin and chocolate cravings, and maintain that fall craze surrounding everything pumpkin.  Like the Black Bean Brownies, the pumpkin purée replaces the eggs, oil and water making the brownies quite dense, moist and chocolatey. You can serve the pumpkin brownies to any adventurous friends or to someone, who may have refused to try any brownies containing the word “beans” (which when written, doesn’t seem that unreasonable); these pumpkin brownies could slowly open the door to healthier, yet delicious brownie options with real pumpkin mixed in. I hope you, your friends or anyone else all enjoy these decadent pumpkin brownies!

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