This video is one of AFN’s audience submissions. Gluten free and vegan brownies recipe using sunflower seeds, maple syrup and cocoa powder.

PREP TIME: 10 mins
COOK TIME: 30 mins
TOTAL TIME: 40 mins
Serves 8

150 g (5.29 oz) Sunflower seeds (not toasted) ½ cup (45 grams 1.5 oz) Cocoa powder + extra to dust 1 Pinch of salt ½ tsp Vanilla extract 150 g (5.29 oz) Maple syrup ⅓ cup (80 mL) Water ⅓ cup (53 grams 1.86 oz) Potato starch 1 tsp Baking powder 80 g (2.82 oz) Dairy free chocolate chips or chocolate chopped in small pieces Coconut oil to grease the mould

  1. Preheat the oven to 180º/356F.
  2. Place the sunflower seeds in a food processor bowl and blend until you get a paste-like texture.
  3. Add the cocoa powder, the salt and the vanilla extract, blend again for 1 more minute.
  4. Add the maple syrup, and pulse for 1 minute, then add water and pulse again, stop when you get a very smooth paste.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and sift over the potato flour and baking powder.
  6. Add now the chocolate chips and mix.
  7. Grease a small cake tin with coconut oil and dust with cocoa powder.
  8. Pour the batter into the mould and bake for around 30 minutes. It should be cooked when there’s a nice crusty layer on the top.
  9. Let it cool down completely before slicing.

See the full recipe here.