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Vegan Dessert Recipes: Black Forest Brownie Bites

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Vegan Dessert Recipes: Black Forest Brownie Bites

Growing up, my mother always packed my lunch for school. The usual suspects were always in there, a sandwich, crackers, and fruit. However, on special days I usually had an extra treat. My favorite of these lunchbox treats were brownie bites. Small and conveniently packaged brownies were sold by Hostess and several other companies. Now that I understand the dangers of food preservatives, my days of eating these processed baked goods are a thing of the past. However, I still crave these tasty bites, so into the kitchen I went in hopes of recreating these with a new, healthy twist. The base of these brownies is so simple and uses ingredients that you probably already have in your house; bananas, peanut butter, and cocoa powder. From there you can add anything you like. My idea was to make a black forest variety with mini chocolate chips and dried cherries.

Desserts don’t have to be something that you limit yourself to only once or twice a week. If you make them right, out of real, plant-based ingredients, you can treat yourself daily. When eaten alongside a cup of coffee or tea, these brownie bites are perfection!

Black Forest Brownie Bites

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Yield: 12 – 14 brownies
Ingredients
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips (I used minis)
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Mash the bananas in a large bowl and mix in the rest of the ingredients.

3. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and fill halfway with the batter.

4. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.

Also by Kathryn: Vegan Zucchini Eggplant Lasagna Rolls

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Kathryn Farrugia

Kathryn Farrugia

Blogger at ZeNutrition
Kathryn is a vegan cook and nutrition consultant based in Los Angeles. She uses yoga in the park, runs by the beach and hikes through the mountains to connect and inspire creativity that she brings to her dishes. She is determined to make the world a healthier and happier place one meal at a time. Read more at ZENutrition or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
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