Monday, September 1, 2014

Frosted Carob Fudge Brownies (Vegan)

These carob  brownies are delicious! They're great for people who can't (or don't) eat chocolate. Carob is completely caffeine free! While this doesn't taste exactly like chocolate, it does have a similar taste. This is also great for vegans, since it contains no dairy.
According to a Poll in 2003, it may help prevent certain types of cancers. Carob can also improve digestion and lower cholesterol. It is also low in gluten and sugar! Carob is a flowering shrub belonging to the pea family. Carob is also known as John's Bread or locust bean.

Brownie Ingredients:

Preheat oven to 350.

1 cup coconut palm sugar

1 1/8 cup einkorn flower

1/2 cup carob powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 tsp. organic vanilla extract

1 cup filtered water

Mix carob, flower, sugar, baking powder and baking soda in a medium sized bowl. In separate bowl, ad coconut oil, vanilla extract and water. Add liquid mix to flour mix. Stir well. Pour in a 9x13 in. pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Frost brownies once cool.
Note: Recipe for frosting is below.

Carob frosting:

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup of carob

2 tsp. honey (or until you get desired sweetness)

1/8 cup water

Cream oil and carob. Add honey. Mix (I recommend using an electric mixer). Add water. If frosting is too thick, add a little bit of more water.

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