Chai Vegan Brownies

“Spice up your life!”
fudge-brownie-recipe-21504514Live by the motto of our favourite Spice Girls and try something new in the kitchen this week. This unique and boundary breaking recipe not only tastes AMAZING, but is also friendly on the wallet and the body! Skip the eggs, butter, and milk and replace it with a sultry cup of Chai Tea! Even if you are a meat lover (like me), you will still savoir these melt-in-the-mouth treats.
One rule: Just don’t forget the chocolate!
This recipe takes about 10 minutes to prepare, so have fun!
It makes 9 servings… I doubled it and cooked it for 7 minutes longer.
* 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup very strongly brewed masala chai
* 1/2 cup canola oil
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8×8 inch baking pan with cooking spray, and dust lightly with the 2 tablespoons cocoa powder. Place the coconut in the jar of a blender, and pulse to mince; set aside.
2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the brewed chai, canola oil, and vanilla extract, just until all ingredients are moistened. Fold in the coconut. Spread the batter in the prepared pan.
3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is no longer shiny, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 1 hour before cutting

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