Goji berries are so so so good, they taste like little chewy sweets, only unlike sweets, they burst with goodness and vitamin A making them super super good for you. They bake a lot like raisins (so you can sub 1:1 if you can’t buy goji) and go all sweet and caramel. These brownies take about 10 minutes to prep and use only 1 pot, they are the epitome of easy, perfect for knocking up a batch in a jiffy for those days when you’re craving a sweet treat (exam season/ essay crisis time anyone)…
Ingredients: makes 16 in an 8×8 pan
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup Olive Light Spread (or any vegan butter)
- 2 eggs made from ‘Natural Egg Replacer’ (bought at Holland and Barrett)
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 4 tbsp goji berries/ raisins
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
What to do:
- Preheat oven to 180 and place baking parchment in your 8×8 pan (no need to butter it).
- Make your ‘eggs’ and set aside.
- In a medium pot melt the butter. Turn off the heat and stir in the sugar until dissolved.
- Add in the vanilla, baking powder, cocoa, salt and eggs and combine well.
- Stir in the goji.
- FOLD in the flour until just combined. The batter will be quite thick which is fine.
- Using a spatula/ spoons, scoop into the tin and smooth down.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, then leave to cool for 5 minutes. The brownies will solidify upon cooling so be careful not to over-bake or you’ll end up with cake!
Nutrition: cals 86, carbs: 14, fat: 3, protein: 1