It seems fitting that to celebrate STL’s journey from Blogger to WordPress that I make brownies.
I cannot even begin to tell you how terrifying it is to be typing this in the WordPress post creator. So I won’t try. At least not yet. I’m just going to serve you brownies. Right now, I’m trying to get the blog itself in working order, so writing engaging, lovely posts has fallen by the wayside. As has baking. And photographing. But here these are! Since going off dairy, I have felt 10x better, BUT when I have a craving for a dessert and there is no dairy free dessert? Whew, not pretty. These are super handy because they come together in one bowl and only bake for 15 minutes, 20 max. Plus, they use pumpkin puree and coconut oil instead of butter, so not only are they dairy free, they’re pretty healthy. And they go great with dairy free ice cream! I don’t buy the dairy free alternatives because honestly, I don’t need them. But when I find soy milk or pint sized tubs of dairy free ice cream on sale, you bet I’ll buy them. Mom got me some yesterday and it was like discovering a long lost friend. I love ice cream. It would be worth getting sick over. But I don’t have to, because I have my brownies and my ice cream. And my WordPress blog. Life is good.
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree (or applesauce)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ cup sugar (if you are used to sweeter brownies, up it to 1 cup)
- ¾ cup whole wheat flour
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 9x9 baking pan.
- Beat eggs in a large bowl.
- Add coconut oil, pumpkin puree, (or applesauce) and vanilla, and beat well.
- Stir in sugar, flour, and cocoa powder until smooth.
- Spread into prepared pan and sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.