A few days ago, I discovered the web site for my favorite dairy-free chocolate, Enjoy Life, and as any responsible runner with a dairy allergy would do, I ordered a case.
After my run this morning, I decided to do some experimentation. First, I made chocolate milk frappe type drink. (No photo).
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 cup almond milk (plain)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chip morsels (pictured above)
2 Tbs Smuckers all natural peanut butter
6 large frozen strawberries
It was not too bad, not cold enough, so I put it in the freezer. May make good ice cream substitute. Will find out after it's frozen.
Next, I made my black bean brownies with the dark chocolate chips. YUM!
The brownies called for 2 TBS of canned pumpkin. I had a can minus 2 TBS left, so what to do? I searched my recipes and decided to do a mash up of my Pumpkin Bars and Pumpkin Chocolate chip cookie.
1/2 cup Agave
1/2 cup Stevia in the raw
1 can (minus what was used for the brownies) pumpkin puree
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup all natural apple sauce
1 cup oats (finely ground)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup +/- dark chocolate chip morsels chopped up (I put them in the little Ninja for a few seconds)
Mix in order, stirring well. Spoon onto parchment paper, flatten a bit with a spoon. 375 for 10 minutes. Allow to cool.
They turned out soft and very sweet and chocolatey. I think I love them!! Will have to get some taste testers when the family gets home. I will also be taking some of my experiments to church tomorrow and see if they get eaten or hit the trash can.
Normally, I bake for my own enjoyment. I can't eat "grocery store" deserts because of my allergy to dairy and my family isn't too keen on my experiments. Perhaps my readers could give me some feedback. Like? Don't like? I have friends who love the black bean brownies, so maybe these new cookies will be a hit as well.
|Pumpkin chocolate cookies|
|Pumpkin chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven.|