ORGANIC CHEF TOM’S VEGAN CAROB BROWNIES
Tom and Debi Athos are dynamic health food advocates and dear friends here in Asheville, NC. This recipe is their creation!
Did you know...
Carob comes from the pods of the Mediterranean locust tree. The carob pods are roasted and ground into a sweet powder that has a taste similar to chocolate. Carob is often used as a chocolate substitute because it is naturally sweet and caffeine free. Carob is also high in calcium, too! (You may use all purpose non-gluten flour in place of wheat flour!)
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup carob powder
- ½ cup soy or almond milk
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup safflower oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 pinch sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine carob powder, syrup, oil, vegan milk, and vanilla in medium size bowl. Mix well with a whisk or large spoon.
2. Mix pastry flour, baking powder and sea salt together in a bowl. Pour carob mixture into flour and mix well.
3. Lightly oil a baking pan or glass baking dish and powder lightly with flour. Pour brownie mixture into baking dish, smooth top, place in oven and bake for 30 minutes.
Variations: Top brownies with organic chopped pecans or walnuts before baking or put some inside the batter, bake and enjoy!