A pop of tahini gives these vegan brownies a unique, addictive flavor! They are so dense and chewy that you’d never know they’re a superfood-packed, healthy and paleo friendly dessert for only 107 calories!
Welllll hellOOOO there peeps!
It’s been awhile! Didya miss me while I was running around the beaches of Mexico? Didya? Didya?
Please say yes….because I basically sat on the beach all day and cried because I just missed all my internet BFFS (Yes, YOU!) ALL. DAY. LONG.
But, I also may have just had one too many Pina coladas which resulted in uncontrollable emotions. You’ll never know the truth.
Either way. I AM BACK.
Ohmigosh you guys. Mexico was AMAZING. WELLLLL…once we got there, that is.
You may have saw on Instagram that we got to the airport….andddd found out our flight was cancelled. With no email notice. No nothing. It even took as AGES to get the airline to give us our money back, and they told us they could get us another flight out on SATURDAY. Ummm, we planned to leave on MONDAY. WHAT? BUT, then we found a last minute flight out that evening at midnight. Which means we had to kill 9 hours at the airport. That was fun. NOT.
ANYWAY. Unfortunately, we had pretty bad weather for the whole trip. Not rainy, but just 67-70 degrees and cloudy. Which is obviously still nice, but not when you go to Mexico. I didn’t get a tan, I had to wear a jacket all the time, and it was too cold to go snorkeling. WAH.
But, I sound really lame complaining about going on vacation. It was still AMAZING to get away, unplug, and just spend time with Mr. FFF. Definitely want our relationship ordered! We got to do some cool things like see the Mayan ruins, go to Cozumel for the Carnival festival (we rented a scooter and drove around the island all day!) we got to go jet-skiing (OMG SO FUN!) and I entered a guacamole making contest. Which I came in 4th. I’m still bitter.
OH, and I got little fish to eat dead skin off my feet! Which felt SO weird, but good!
Lastly, we obviously ate some AWESOME food and drank MANY pina coladas.
That’s a lie. I didn’t drink pina coladas. My drank of choice was called a “Miami Vice.” It’s Strawberry Daquiri on top and Pina Colada on the bottom. HOLY GOODNESS GUYS. LIKE WHOA. So delish.
But, you’re probably sitting there, wrapped up in eleventy billion fuzzy blankets, in the middle of a snowstorm and going “mmmmkay Taylor, you had a lovely time living it up in the sun. We get it. Now, quite rubbing it in and talk about how I can get these brownies from the picture –> my face already.”
You mean I have to talk about fudgy, chocolaty brownies that are SO rich and chewy….and secretly GOOD for you and packed with super-secret-ninja SUPERFOODS?
I mean, don’t twist my arm or anything.
But, like, whoa guys. I’m trying to think about where to begin with this unassuming little nutrition-power-packed square of chocolate berryliciousness. Should I talk about the rich, dark chocolate that mishmashes together with this crazy-amazing combination of bright, fruity berries, sweet banana and this TOTALLY unexpected POW of nutty tahini?
That paragraph is everything that I love about these brownies summed up in 25 words (I counted.) They’re this sort of odd flavor combination that you dream up in your brownie-loving brain and wonder if it’s going to be delicious. Then, you make them happen in your real life world and you take a bite….and the flavor combination intrigues your taste buds so MUCH that you just keep munchin’…munchin’….munchin’…
WHOOPS. Whole pan gone. <– Totally addicting. These brownies are SO THAT.
But. I have to be totally 100% honest with you about what these brownies were pre-berry and tahini.
Let me just tell you somethin’:
Some of my biggest recipe fails happen when I am trying to make things TOO healthy.
Like when these brownies started out as CAULIFLOWER BROWNIES. No jokes. No lies. That insane-person-that-lives-inside-my-head was DETERMINED to replace ALL the butter and oil in brownies for cauliflower and have them be SOOOOO fudgy, rich and chewy that NO ONE WOULD EVER BE ABLE TO TELL.
Oh wait. Just kidding.
EVERYONE COULD TELL.
Which is why there are no things that are vegetables in these brownies. Fruit it majorly acceptable in dessert. But, cauliflower?
It is not.
Don’t worry I pinky promise to never EVER try to put cauliflower into your desserts ever again. I love me some cauliflower rice and cauliflower Alfredo, but the line MUST BE DRAWN.
In other, and more delicious news: just in case you didn’t remember, it’s Valentine’s Day this weekend. And methinks that special person in your real-life-world would SRSLY enjoy a pan of the dense, chewy, chocolatey GOODS.
And, if you’re the only special person in your life?
Then, you don’t even have to share.
- 2/3 Cup Tahini
- 1/2 Cup + 2 Tbsp Mixed Berry and Banana Baby food
- 1/2 Cup Coconut sugar packed
- 1/2 Tbsp Raw vanilla extract
- 1/2 Tbsp Raw apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 Cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp Coconut flour 15g
- 1/2 tsp Baking soda
- 1/4 tsp Sea salt
- 1/4 Cup Goji berries
- 1/4 Cup Dried blueberries roughly chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line the bottom of an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper, rubbing the sides generously with coconut oil or coconut oil spray.
- In a large bowl, beat together the tahini and baby food with an electric mixer, until creamy and combined.
- Add in the coconut sugar, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar and beat again until well mixed.
- Add the cocoa powder, coconut flour, baking soda and salt into the bowl and stir until well mixed, scraping down the sides to make sure all of the powder/flour gets in. Stir in the goji berries and blueberries.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly. Let stand for 5 minutes so that the coconut flour can begin to absorb the moisture.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, and the brownie has risen slightly, about 30 minutes. Let cool on the counter for 30 minutes, and then transfer to the refrigerator to let cool COMPLETELY.
- Slice and DEVOUR!
Recipes written and produced on Food Faith Fitness are for informational purposes only.
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE, PLEASE REMEMBER TO TAG @FOODFAITHFIT AND #FOODFAITHFITNESS ON INSTAGRAM! I LOVE SEEING YOUR RECIPE RECREATIONS!
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: SMARTPOINTS: 4 POINTS+: 3. OLD POINTS: 2
Want more paleo baked goods?
Vegan brownies from around the web:
Healthy Chocolate Lovers Blender Brownies – Running With Spoons
STAY IN DA KNOW ABOUT BEHIND-THE-SCENES INFO GOING ON AT FFF BY KEEPING IN TOUCH ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND PINTEREST!
This post may contain affiliate links, but I only recommend products that I actually use and <3. Thanks for supporting FFF!