Peanut Butter Zucchini Brownies. 

The brownies… Where to begin? (I’ll keep this sweet – but sugar free and short as I’m guessing you just want to make these damn good brownies instead of reading what I have to say about them). 

Firstly – These are suitable for vegetarians NOT vegans. So please discontinue reading if you are vegan. 

Secondly – These are *sugar AND *flour AND *dairy free. Totally guilt free! 

Thirdly – Yet again these were one of my ‘mini science experiments’, those of you who follow my blog are familiar with the fact that I’m always conducting these weird & wonderful experiments in my kitchen (and have been doing so since a child, mostly in my bedroom so that I wouldn’t drive my mother crazy). Therefore I don’t have exact quantities, so please, please, please feel free to use my recipe as your guide, but adapt it to your wishes and needs! And don’t forget to use your cooking intuition!! A free state of mind whilst making any of my recipes is all you need to make it a magical dessert! 

Fourthly – I write all the above ⬆️ because a lot of new people have asked for this recipe since the picture of my brownies. So THANK YOU for the interest, and support towards my blog! I appreciate it from the bottom of my soul. 

Fifthly (and finally) – Enjoy your guilt free brownies! 

I N G R E D I E N T S (I’ll put exactly what I used then an extra note at the bottom) 

  • One zucchini (courgette as my best friend likes to say) 
  • One egg 
  • 3 teaspoons of coffee (optional) 
  • 1/3 jar of peanut butter (about 200g) 
  • 4 tablespoons of honey 
  • Pure cocoa powder (I have no idea how much I used- just buy a general retail pack) 
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder 
  • Tablespoon of pure vanilla extract 

* peanut butter can be replaced by any other nut butter (almond butter, hazelnut butter) 

* if you are not used to a sugar free and dairy free diet then these may not be sweet enough for you so i suggest adding some chocolate chips, or just small chunks of any kind of chocolate if you wish to. Or if you prefer even a few scoops of protein powder to make these protein loaded brownies!! 

R E C I P E 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. 
  2. Grate the zucchini, put it in a pan, add in the peanut butter and honey. 
  3. If the peanut butter is solid just put the pan over the fire until it’s melted slightly. Mix everything together with a hand whisk. 
  4. Add in the egg and beat everything together. 
  5. If using the coffee, add that in, then add in the bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and pure vanilla extract. 
  6. Lastly after you have a smooth batter, just pour the cocoa powder in and keep whisking until the batter is dark and at a desired color (this is purely personal preference) my mixture was basically black. *at this point if using chocolate chunks/chips or protein powder add that in too. Fold that all in together! 
  7. Place in a non-stick or greaseproof paper lined pan and stick in the oven. Keep an eye on them, mine were ready in 30/35 minutes. You will know when they are ready when you insert a toothpick into the centre of the batter and it comes out clean. 

*intuition is the key, think about how you want your browny to be. Batter too liquid? Add more zucchini. Too thick? Add more honey etc. 

Any questions? Please ask me! 

Also I’d love to see how your brownies turned out so please mail me pics! I’ll feature them on the blog! 
Happy baking! 

Mrs. M 

Ox 

   

      

Vegan Chocolate Banana microwave cookie bites. 

Long Title, Short Method 

This recipe is *gluten free *sugar free *dairy free *egg free *soy free *flour free *egg free AND has the option of being *nut free. A total clean eat recipe! 

I’m writing this at about 6am on a Saturday, it’s a foggy morning, I mean seriously I can’t see anything out my window! Anyways…a lot of you mailed me and asked for this recipe yesterday, so here I am writing it down ready for your weekend microwave baking endeavors.

 Before I start, you should know that I had about 5/6 over ripe bananas in my fruit bowl the other day and had to do something with them, hence I invented this microwave cookie! Therefore there is NO ‘correct recipe, magic quantity’ or any such thing, just go with your intuition and common sense! On the other hand, these soft, chewy and healthy ‘cookie bites’ are a perfect recipe choice when you have those remaining bananas that you know no one will eat 🍌. 

INGREDIENTS (I will use exactly the quantities I used personally) 

  • 5/6 overripe bananas 
  • Pure cacao powder 
  • 2 tablespoons Agave Syrup (honey if you’re not vegan) 
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter (can be eliminated if you’re allergic to nuts – if not I strongly suggest you use the PB it’s more for texture purposes). 
  • Oats, 5-6 scoops, (I’d say on a guess 1 scoop per banana – a scoop being the protein powder scoop) 

RECIPE 

  1. Place all the bananas in a mixing bowl and mash with a hand whisk until there are no lumps and you have a bowl of thick smooth banana paste. 
  2. Add in the peanut butter and as much cocoa as you like, base this on personal preference. (Next time I will be adding a lot more than I did this time to gain a brownie effect.) 
  3. Place in the microwave for about a minute in order to melt the peanut butter, then whisk all the ingredients together with your hand whisk. 
  4. Add the honey/agave syrup and then the oats, mix everything all in until it is just one smooth mixture. 
  5. Pour it into a microwaveable dish and put to microwave – this is the most important part. I kept putting mine at just 5 minute intervals and checking it every five minutes, after 15 minutes in total they were kind of dry so I ran a knife through the semi-hard mixture to make the squares for when they will be ready. I microwaved them for another 10/15 minutes and then put them straight in the fridge. 
  6. (I forgot about them) Checked on them one hour later and they were P E R F E C T. 
  7. I’ve stored mine in the fridge and they really taste super good, they’re quick, easy and delicious to not only make but to grab out the fridge too! 

  

   
Enjoy your healthy cookie bites! 

Mrs. Moldovan 

Ox