Can you make brownies that taste as good as the original but are 10x healthier, vegan, and low carb? Yes, here's how:
Use naturally sweet ingredients instead of refined sugars
Replace butter with a zero-fat, plant-based thickener
Swap eggs with a vegan alternative
Use a mix of cocoa powder and dark chocolate
Replace flour with a low-carb ingredient: raw cauliflowers!
In the recipe below we'll make cauliflower brownies that tick off all the points above. These brownies are vegan, low-sugar, gluten-free, but retain all the gooeyness and decadence of the traditional treat.
Using cauliflowers in bakes is super fun, and smart! First, you can give meaning to excess caulis in your fridge. Second, you can turn hyper-caloric recipes low-carb or even keto. And if you are concerned about tasting raw cauliflowers in your bakes, fear not. With the right ingredients, you won't even tell they are there at all.
The other "secret" ingredient we used are the dates. With our homemade date paste, we'll eliminate both refined sugars and butter in one swoop. Dates make these brownies naturally sweet and add creaminess to our dough with zero fats! In the right amount, they are even allowed on a keto diet.
To sum up, these brownies are truly delicious and surprisingly wholesome. One square has only 113 calories and will give you 4g of fibres, 4.7g of fats and 1.6g of saturates. Compared to the classic brownie, that is double the fibres, half the fats and six times fewer saturated fats. Try them out. You'll love them!