At this time of year, some of us celebrate togetherness or say “I love you”, by giving valentines, hearts, chocolates, stuffed animals, flowers, etc. If you celebrate Valentine’s Day Feb. 14th (this Sunday), make these brownies and see the smiles. Perhaps you are stuck inside because of Covid, well you are your own valentine, so time for a recipe! Let’s get baking in the kitchen with Moringa! (Moringa peregrina vs. Moringa oleifera, is one of the most viewed posts.)
I thought maybe folks would like to know how to make something using moringa powder, besides using it in smoothies. But can you bake something that is healthy and tastes rich? Of course! We are making a chocolate dessert, but also adding vegan into the mix. Don’t worry, this recipe will not leave you disappointed! It’s my go-to for someone’s birthday, birth of new baby, or to satisfy a chocolate craving, and my kids love it!
It’s easy to mix up and you just stick in the oven in a small pan. Because it is healthy you won’t feel guilty! Because it is rich, you will find yourself cutting small bite-sized pieces. For our family the brownies last outside on the counter for about 5 days. As there are no animal products in this recipe, there is nothing to spoil. Plus moringa is a superfood!
This recipe has been copied from motherearthliving.com’s website. I have a subscription to this magazine and find it most valuable. Recipe written up by Michelle Schoffro Cook, May / June 2018. Here is the link in case you want to see more great recipes from them! https://www.motherearthliving.com/
Superfood Brownies Made with Moringa
These brownies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, making them suitable for just about everyone.
Yield: 6 to 9 servings
Packed with taste to make a healthful but still decadent treat, these moringa brownies are a delicious way to get moringa into even the pickiest eater’s diet. Plus the short baking time ensures that the superfood’s plentiful nutrients are left intact.
• 2 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
• 1/2 cup coconut oil
• 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
• 1/2 cup coconut sugar or raw sugar
• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour, or all-purpose wheat flour
• 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 tablespoon moringa powder
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a small bowl, combine the ground flaxseeds with 5 tablespoons water and set aside.
3. In a mixer, cream coconut oil, maple syrup, and sugar until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until well-combined.
4. Pour batter into an 8-by-8-inch baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spreading evenly. Bake for 22 minutes, or until the edges begin to crack and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving.
Enjoy and keep eating healthy for you, your family, and the planet!!