Blow Them Away Salted-Cashew Orange Cranberry Brownies

November 20, 2018

Blow Them Away Salted-Cashew Orange Cranberry Brownies

Salted-Cashew Orange Cranberry Brownies

 

'Tis the season for entertaining. We're always making dishes and desserts, be it bringing something or hosting at home. These brownies are super delicious and go that extra mile making you look fancy. Better yet, they're vegan, gluten free & dairy free so they feed everyone.

 

 

Author: Contentedness Cooking

Prep Time: 10

Cook Time: 40

Total Time: 50 minutes
 Yield: 16Category: Dessert

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup (80 g) dried cranberries
  • 2 cups (250 g) gf flour
  • 1 cup (125 g) organic cacoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bi carb soda
  • pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup (175 g) cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) agave or maple syrup (or more, if you prefer it sweeter)
  • juice of three oranges pressed + 1 orange zest
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) organic extra virgin coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) yoghurt of choice 
  • 1 Tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract (optional but delicious)
  • 5 oz (150 g) at least 70% dark vegan chocolate, divided
  • 1 cup (100 g) roasted and salted cashews, divided
  • splash milk of choice to thin the batter

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven about 375°F (190°C) and prepare a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Melt 100 g of the chocolate in a saucepan or in the microwave.
  3. In the meantime, juice the oranges and melt the coconut oil.
  4. In a bowl, combine the flour, orange juice, vanilla and orange extract, coconut oil, melted chocolate, 1/2 cup (50 g) of the salted cashews, vanilla yoghurt, baking powder and bi carb soda, cashew butter, cocoa, cranberries salt and a splash of milk to thin.
  5. Transfer the batter to the pan, sprinkle with the rest of the salted cashew nuts, break the chocolate into small chunks and sprinkle.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes, let sit aside for 10 minutes.

Happy Holidays!!