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Vegan Chocolate Brownies

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I made these quickly one evening when I was in  the mood for brownies and had to work with what I had in the house.


  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of chilli powder
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • liquid stevia to taste


Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit/180° Celsius. Lightly grease a square baking pan.

Mix the chia seeds with the water and set it aside.

Combine the baking powder, cocoa powder, flour, sugar, chilli powder and cinnamon. A small pinch of chilli powder brings out the chocolate taste.

Add the oil, syrup, extract, stevia and chia seed water to the dry ingredients and mix to combine. The amount of stevia will depend very much on the brand and how sweet you like your brownies. Pour the mixture into the baking pan.

Bake for about 30 minutes, until a knife inserted in the brownies comes out clean. Allow it to cool for at least half an hour before cutting.

White Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Cookies

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Here’s the recipe for these cookies. I left out the almond extract.

Eggless Malted Chocolate Cake

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I made two, rather than three layers of this cake. I did not really notice the malt flavour in the cake.

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

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I halved this recipe, and didn’t use preserves. I added little extra sweetener, and slightly changed the proportions to create a frosting rather than a ganache. I used tahini as the nut butter and hazelnut milk as the non-dairy milk.

Chocolate-Banana Smoothie with Cauliflower and Spirulina

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On days when I feel like making my dessert smoothie a bit more healthy, I add a handful of frozen steamed cauliflower, a teaspoon of milled flaxseed and a teaspoon of spirulina powder. Because of the strong, sweet flavours I don’t really notice the cauliflower and spirulina as distinct ingredients, only as a reduction in sweetness.

I’ve decorated this bowl with goji berries, blueberries, milled flaxseed and a raspberry.

Chocolate Crinkles

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I made chocolate crinkles to bring to an event. The last time I made these was as a gift for neighbors.



Chocolate Banana Smoothie

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I make this smoothie as a full-meal dessert, when I’m craving something sweet but don’t want to eat a full meal and also a sweet. Usually I make it from one banana, one tablespoon of Dutch-process cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon tahini, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 4 juicy dates, and stevia to taste. I add just enough hazelnut milk to blend.

This smoothie is decorated with matcha powder, coconut flakes, raspberries, strawberry and pistachios.