“Revolutionary” Brownies

Going vegan is nothing short of a personal, dietary revolution. I’d sugarcoat that truth for ya, but in our home we need to monitor our glucose as well as cholesterol..so yeah, NO colorful sprinkles on this chunk of tofu 4 u – sorry!!

Avoiding meat and refined sugar is like avoiding flying AND driving..you can still get to cool places, you just need to embrace boats and buses and invest in a really good bike. 👍 So in the spirit of taking the scenic detour to Dessert Island, I give you my daughter’s (slightly tweaked) brownie recipe-best I have tried to date.. (and yes, it calls for dates..😂)


15oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup date paste
1 tsp vanilla extract 
3 TBSP cashew (or almond) butter
1/2 cup cacao powder
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

*Optional: Big pinch of salt and brownie toppings- chopped walnuts or dark chocolate (Yes, I would add!)

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8 or 9-inch pan with parchment paper (or use a silicone cake pan). Combine the beans, date paste, vanilla extract, nut butter and cacao powder in a food processor and blend just until smooth. Add the rolled oats, baking powder, and baking soda and process just until combined-add toppings. Spread batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with additional optional topping(s). Bake for 35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and cut into wedges once completely cool. 

5 Comments Add yours

  1. LA says:

    on a different note…I love dates…

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    1. Cindy says:

      HA!! Well you will REALLY love these..PLUS I’ll have to post a simple recipe for frozen date “snickers..” stuff those little puppies with peanut butter and all kinds of chopped goodness.. SO DELICIOUS!

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      1. LA says:

        Yum. We’re big n the date shake with halo top ice cream, but I have no idea if that’s vegan

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      2. Cindy says:

        ..my daughter makes date shakes too..def dairy free and vegan! She’s hardcore vegan..has tons of interesting recipes. Honestly, I don’t love boxed brownies because I can’t always identify the taste..like it’s not chocolate..it’s something else.. that makes me think I’m tasting mystery additives.. I like food that has flavors and textures I can identify..if that makes sense..maybe that’s why I like these brownies..and my daughter’s date shakes..

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      3. Array says:

        I try to make as much as I can. Though I made a peach trifle yesterday and used bakery pound cake…it was pretty tasty…absorbed the peach juice nicely


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