Vegan Orangey Brownies




Going vegan does not mean going fun-food-free: Brownies are still on the menu ... or Blondies. You call them what you want; I’ll call them what I want.

I love brownies. I mean I absolutely FIEND for them. They are my favorite sweet treat, so when I turned vegan last year, I became saddened, thinking I would never be able to indulge in these little bites of heaven again. Oh man, was I ever wrong! Never assume you cannot enjoy your most favorite foods just because you aren’t consuming animal products. Most of the time, you can find a way to make your favorite recipes with little to no work added in besides making a stop to your local health food store or even a big chain grocery store! So don’t fret, I have a recipe for you that you can make over and over again, for holidays, special occasions, or just for a nice wine and dine night in with your friends or loved ones.

Here is my story of how I came up with my brownies:

The day before Easter, I was leaning on my kitchen counter feeling sullen, wondering what I could offer to my family that both me and them could enjoy! I was absolutely stressed over the thought of having to bake something non-vegan, and then an idea popped into my head: Go to the grocery store and check out the vegan substitutes they had for eggs and butter, then make the most delicious brownies anyone had ever tasted! That is just what I did. I made a concoction I like to call Vegan Orangey Brownies. They aren’t your chocolate, fudgey brownies. These are moist and white like a yellow cake, with a sweet glaze on top. They are definitely more blonde than brown, but they taste amazing no matter what you call them. These brownies require very little time and skill in the kitchen and will have you, your family, and your friends swooning.

 

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Vegan Orangey Brownies

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INGREDIENTS

Brownie

  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 2 cups coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup Earth Balance Original Buttery Spread
  • 4 teaspoons Vegg Baking Mix
  • 2 teaspoons pure orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

Glaze

  • 4 packets of stevia with 1 cup of arrowroot or potato starch and 1 cup of natural protein (to create a confectioner sugar blend)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons orange extract
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest (or more for extra orange flavor)
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan with organic coconut oil.

Brownies

Stir together oat flour, coconut sugar, and sea salt in a bowl. Add butter substitute, egg substitute, orange extract, and orange zest. Using a handheld electric mixer, beat until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until light golden brown and set. Remove from oven, allow to cool and pierce entire cake with a fork. Spread the Orange Cream Gooey Glaze over completely cooled brownies. Cut into squares.

Glaze

In a large mixing bowl, whip the “confectioner sugar” blend, orange zest, and orange extract together with a hand-held electric mixer. Gradually beat in the “confectioner sugar” blend until it is all combined and smooth. Beat in the orange zest and juice. Spread over brownies.

Yields: enough glaze for 1 batch of brownies (about 16 brownies)

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