Flourless Dark Chocolate Brownies with Miso Frosting

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian

I was sitting on the couch the other night when I decided I just had to have a brownie. I remembered the brownies we used to make in our Vegan Comfort Foods Cooking Class and whipped these up super quickly. They only take a few minutes to make and come together really easily with some pantry staples. To take these up a notch I added this flavorful frosting that has a a lot of depth from the miso. Good luck not eating the whole pan all at once!

Flourless Dark Chocolate Brownies with Miso Frosting

Ingredients

1 tablespoon ground chia or flax seeds

3 tablespoons water

1 cup creamy almond butter

5 tablespoons cocoa powder

6 tablespoons coconut sugar

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

¾ cup dark chocolate chips

Miso Frosting (see recipe below)

Preparation Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl stir together chia (or flax) seeds and water. Let sit for 5 minutes to make a chia “egg”. Add in almond butter, cacao powder, coconut sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt. Fold in dark chocolate chips.  Press batter into a parchment lined brownie pan. This batter will be thick, so you may have to use your hands spread evenly. Bake for 20 minutes, until the tops of the brownie turn dry. Allow the brownies to cool. Spread frosting onto brownies and enjoy.

Miso Frosting

3 ounces dark chocolate chips

2 tsp miso paste

2 tsp maple syrup

Preparation

Place 1 inch of water in a medium saucepan and a glass container that fits snugly on top. Place all ingredients in the glass bowl and bring water to a boil. Stir constantly until mixture is smooth and no lumps remain.

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