It’s no secret that I LOVE sweets, border on being addicted to chocolate, and live for creating healthier desert options.
I should note that by ‘Special Brownies’ I mean brownies that are low-fat, gluten-free and have no eggs or dairy aka vegan. If you are looking for a different kind of special brownie although you should read on for awesome photos you have come to the wrong place.
I can not claim that Energy Bites are desert however they can be sweet little treats for pre run, during run and post run snacks. I’ve made 3 different varieties so far. The first batch pictured above was a thrown together, not even measured tasty messy. I remember adding oats, actually 2 oatmeal packets, a heaping spoon of PB, a handful of whole flax seeds, a spoon of coco powder, 2 tablespoons of hemp protein, about a 1/2 cup of agave syrup and some dried cranberries.
The second batch I followed some loose measurements and went for an overall flavor – oatmeal raisin. Oats, raisins, peanut butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey and flax seeds were among the ingredients.
The third batch was something like the first, a hodgepodge except I took note of what I was doing so I could report back. The recipe is as follows:
Moving on to the Special Brownies, yay!
I attempted to make gluten-free, low-fat, vegan brownies. I say attempted because I was not sure how they would come out, how does the batter look?
Normal for brownies right? I’ll be honest these brownies are different, not different like black bean brownies, different like a mix between a brownie, cake and fudge. They came out thick, chewy (in a weird way) and gooey. I didn’t toss them, instead I froze them, why? I don’t know figured they may taste better frozen?
If I attempt to make these again I’ll use oil instead of applesauce or some oil, these only have about a 1/2 a gram of fat for each serving so adding a little oil won’t change that drastically.
What are your special treats? Pre, during and post run snacks? Indulgences?