I have REALLY cut back on my sweets consumption since I went vegan. I try not to eat chocolate too often because I avoid caffeine when possible. Tonight is one of those nights when it’s just not possible. When you’re pregnant and cravings hit, they hit hard. During a previous pregnancy I once cried because my husband wouldn’t go to the store at 10pm to get me sour patch kids. That says a lot as I’m not normally much of a crier, and am typically low maintenance (aside from my crazy diet.) Anyway, these cravings are real! I no longer eat processed sugar so candy and cookies from the store are out of the question.
Do you remember when you were a kid and your mom would make brownies? Did she let you “lick the bowl”? Mine did! My cravings tonight pushed me to make up some faux brownie batter that I could eat with a spoon. Simple, quick, and absolutely delicious, this brownie batter is vegan, gluten free, soy free, processed sugar free, and full of love! Hope you enjoy it as much as my family did!
1 cup gluten free oat flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt (I used closer to 1/2 tsp but I like things saltier than most.)
1/8 cup coconut oil
1/8 cup coconut milk (almond milk would also work but coconut milk is creamier.)
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy! ****If using cold milk mix all ingredients except milk first then add milk last. The cold milk will make the coconut oil clump of its not mixed in well.****
(It will harden if you refrigerate. If you have some left over I suggest shaping them into little cookies and placing on wax paper.) ❤