Chocolate Brownies

Those brownies are really easy to make, and they are vegan friendly. They are a joy to eat. Great for rest days, I do bake them on regular basis.

Ingredients

16 portions

  • 200g dark chocolate (80%+)
  • 170g sel-raising flourr
  • 50g light olive oil
  • 230g soya milk, unsweatened
  • 180g golden caster sugar (or soft brown sugar if prefered)
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 15g vanilla extract
  • 50g goji berries
  • Optional pinch of salt

Macronutrients

(calculated using the MyFitnessPal App)

Calories

168

Fat

4.5g

Carbs

27.2g

Protein

3.3g

Source: The Plant-Based Cyclist (Nigel Mitchell)

Method (Thermomix)

You can replace brown sugar with coconut sugar.  

Pre-heat your oven to about 160˚C and line a 20cm baking tray with parchment.  

Use the Thermomix built-in scales to weigh the ingredients as you put them in. Start with the chocolate and give it a blast at speed six for about 10 seconds or until it becomes a rough powder. Add the rest of the ingredients – except the goji berries – and mix at level six for about 20 seconds, or until you have a smooth mixture. Add the goji berries, put on reverse blade, and mix on speed three for a few seconds. Transfer the mixture to the baking tray. Scrap down the bowl to ensure you get as much brownie mix as possible. Cook for about 20-25 minutes, the middle should still be a bit gooey.

Plant-based Chocolate Brownies

Plant-based banana bread

Use up your ripe bananas in this delicious banana bread recipe. Perfect for breakfast with your morning coffee, or to get you going through your day.

Plant-based banana and chocolate ice cream

This blitzed banana creation is gluten and dairy-free and ready in minutes. Just remember to put some bananas in your freezer. It’s lovely, creamy, and low in fat.

Salted Caramel Apple Crumble

A friend gave me the best crumble recipe you can get. It’s very French, it has lots of butter in it. And it’s versatile too: apple, apple and pear, apple and blackcurrant, apple and rhubarb, rhubarb, pear, etc. But, moving to a plant-based diet, I had to burry the recipe and start looking for a new one.

Plant-based Chocolate Ice Cream

It’s hot. Very hot. Very very hot. So no surprise I’ve got more trips to the freezer than my local swimming pool. We have a wide range of choices when it comes to plant-based ice cream. But like many ready-made products, you don’t really know what’s gone in. Below is a simple plant-based chocolate ice cream recipe I’ve tried. And love!

Plant-based Apple and Chocolate Cake

This apple and chocolate cake took me by surprise as it only contains apples as wet ingredients. It’s perfect with a coffee and post-race treat.