Here I share my favourite vegan recipes that are not only delicious, but they are vibrant, wholesome and designed to nourish you from the inside out with vegan and vegan curious followers.
Brownies are always a good idea and these rich, double chocolate and gluten free brownies will please everyone. They are also nut free, meaning they are a safe bet to make to bring to a potluck, to share with friends and to gift family members. I don’t often bake without nuts, as my love for nut butter is too strong, but my aim for Veganuary 2019 is to open the world’s eyes to how welcoming and universal veganism is. It’s not elitist, difficult or restrictive. You can eat your double chocolate brownies and save the planet at the same time, now how good does that sound?
I challenged myself to make these nut free, gluten free and vegan (of course) which I found a little overwhelming while I did a bit of research – I am loving Pinterest at the moment and finding it highly inspiring! Many recipes either called for weird and hard-to-find ingredients or the usual vegan butter and white sugar, but I wanted to find a middle ground. I am also aware that January is often the time for promises of renewed health, fad diets and cutting out of bad foods. While I don’t support these ideas, I do believe in the hopes for better health while nourishing your mind, body and soul. These brownies are pretty nourishing, if I don’t say so myself.
Rather than confusing myself with a completely new way of baking, I decided to stick to what I do best – banana bread. If you haven’t yet made a load, I highly recommend checking out my recipe for the Ultimate Banana Bread.
So what makes these Double Chocolate Banana Bread Brownies with Dark Chocolate Tahini Ganache really good?
I add cacao powder for a deep richness and chocolate flavour while also studding the batter with chocolate chunks for a delight in every mouthful. The bananas add natural sweetness while helping to bind the mix along with the chia seeds. I’ve used hempseed oil from Good Hemp as the neutral oil here, but you can use regular sunflower, olive or melted coconut oil too. To make these morsels of goodness gluten free I have had success with buckwheat flour but my go-to is spelt flour and I’ve also used plain flour, too.
What makes these Double Chocolate Banana Bread Brownies truly something special and dessert worthy is the Dark Chocolate Tahini Ganache! Simply stir together tahini (sesame seed paste), raw cacao powder, a little maple syrup and plant milk until smooth and creamy. I advise to make extra as it is highly addictive and is delicious spread on anything from toast to crumpets, spooned into yoghurt bowls or devoured from a jar.
These brownies are rich, indulgent, dessert-worthy, crowd-pleasing and simple to make. They don’t taste ‘healthy’ and will not leave your guests missing the dairy. Let me know if you bake them or perhaps my Date and Oat Coconut Brownies or Chocolate Almond Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies.
Rich and fluffy vegan gluten and nut free brownies with a dark chocolate ganache – a fusion between banana bread and a classic brownie.
I’d love to see your Double Chocolate Banana Bread Brownies with Dark Chocolate Tahini Ganache so please tag me in your creations – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy.
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With (vegan, nut free and gluten free) brownie love x
Let me know if you make them!
You had me at “double chocolate”
anything with chocolate!!
Yay nut free brownies! Aww these brownies look so tasty indeed, i have made your Banana 🍌 bread cake recipe for your and Anna’s last Summer pot luck event in London. As you know I am a beginner cook and I was so amazed that it all went down like a treat, lol maybe my cooking isn’t as bad what I think? I so going going to try and recreate choc brownies above for myself hope they turn out as good as yours? I am not a brownie fan usually but these look super. As always your blog is so inspiring and very much informative to everyone. For a non vegan 🌱 like myself- plant based foods are so colourful. I will definitely tag u into my dishes I make from your blog ☺️🤗🌱👩🏻🍳😋🍫xxxx
Enjoy them x
These brownies look AMAZING! I love the sound of that dark chocolate tahini ganache!
Thank you Laurel, I am slightly addicted to the dark choc tahini ganache – let me know if you give it a go! x
YUM! Great Blog Post
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Yay hope you enjoy them!
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This looks absolutely amazing! Love to save the world when the process is this delicious!
Aw thank you so much and yes you’re so right! I hope you will enjoy it!
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