Fawn over something lush. And, salivate.
Moist gooey bed of coconut flaked chocolate brownies topped with hazelnut, raisins and melted chocolate; Double Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies.
This dish will topple any belief that vegan food can’t be super delicious.
- When Aunt Betty is popping over for a cuppa and quick and scrumptious brownie to go in tow is much needed
- When you have that chocolate mania and your body is urging for a fix – an easy recipe that’s super divine will quench your pangs
- When you’ve a potluck going on, and meeting new people – and a dessert that’ll have them eating out of your hands is the tone to be set
Double Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies was inspired when having a chocolate and hazelnut meltdown. Both I love in abundance and together they are stratospheric. Getting a chocolate rush was what the body and soul was craving. I was undertaking the last edits for my first book “Essence: The Beginner’s Guide to Veganism”. and, so the recipe came about as I hunted through my pantry. These brownies go well with a nice cuppa as the smell of chocolate comes wafting through the air as I work.
Double Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies are vegan and gluten-free.
- For base
- 200g millet
- 40g flaxseeds
- 40g oats
- 100g raw unrefined sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 50g potato starch
- 50g cocoa
- 50g coconut flakes
- 125ml olive oil
- 60ml filtered water
- For the topping
- 100g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
- 30g coconut oil
- 20g oat
- 40ml filtered water
- 50g hazelnuts
- 50g raisins
- Preheat the oven to gas mark 180 degrees Celsius or if a convection oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
- Toast the hazelnuts in the oven for 10 minutes. Place in a sieve and discard the brown skin. Place in a chopper and roughly chop. Set to one side for later.
- In a high-speed blender whizz together the millet until fine and place in a large mixing bowl.
- Next whizz together the flaxseeds, sugar, and salt. Add to the mixing bowl with the potato starch, cocoa and coconut flakes. Combine well. Add in the oil first and then the water. Leave to one side for 10 minutes
- Line a baking tray with oil. place the batter into the holes.
- Bake the mixture in the oven for 15 minutes. It should still have a moist texture.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- Grind the oats in a high-speed blender and combine with the water to form a cream and set to one side.
- Place a glass bowl over boiling water (or even over a bain marie). Add the dark chocolate and melt in the coconut oil. Add the cream, hazelnuts and raisins.
- Pour the melted chocolate mixture on top of the cake. Smooth over so that the chocolate covers all the surface. Set to one side for a couple of hours.
- Serve once at room temperature. Chill the rest.