Try This At Home: Brownie Trees

Try This At Home: Brownie Trees

Brownies and ice cream? The only way to make that combo even better is to add a holiday sprinkle. These vegan and gluten-free brownie trees are a must-have this holiday season!

 

What you need:

  • 2 flax eggs (2 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 5 Tbsp water)
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free 1:1 Baking Flour
  • 2 scoops of your favourite holiday ice cream
  • Icing and candy canes! 

 

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease an 8x8-inch baking dish with coconut oil, then line with parchment paper
  2. Prepare flax eggs in a small mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Add melted coconut oil, cane sugar, maple syrup and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl and whisk thoroughly to combine and start dissolving the sugar. Add flax eggs and whisk once more until combined.
  4. Then add baking powder, sea salt, and cocoa powder and whisk.
  5. Add gluten-free flour blend and almond meal and fold with a spatula until just mixed.
  6. Add the batter to the prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer with spatula.
  7. Bake for 17-22 minutes, or until the edges appear dry and slightly fluffy and the center is no longer wet or sticky.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 45 minutes - 1 hour
  9. Cut into triangles and decorate with icing and candy canes
  10. Pair on a plate with scoops of ice cream

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