For your Friday I’m brining you a batch of wholesome and delicious coffee infused brownies!
Now these beauties will give you that much needed wake up call!
I’ve been a little MIA this week because well, it’s just been one of those weeks! I’ve been in a creative slump (that’s what lack of sleep will do to you). I think you guys will enjoy this recipe though. I’ve done quite a few brownie recipes to-date but not brownies with coffee, don’t know what I never thought of that combo haha.
These brownies don’t actually have any chocolate in them at all. The colour is thanks to the pitted dates, almond butter and of course, the coffee. Now since these are coffee, you would think these would taste instantly like coffee but they don’t. The pitted dates do sort of take the upper hand in the flavour profile but I added extra coffee granules in the recipe and I welcome you to increase this quantity if you desire a stronger coffee flavour.
The base brownie recipe I used for these are my 30-Minute Chocolate Mint Brownies – perfect brownies by the way! It’s such a great recipe because it’s all prepared in your food processor and is baked in less than 20 minutes, now those are the brownies we want!
I also think I’m also celebrating Christmas In July with these because that icing sugar sprinkle is giving me all the festive feels haha!
I hop e you guys enjoy these yummy fudgy coffee brownies!
- 2 Tbsp instant coffee granules + 6 Tbsp boiling water
- ¾ cup pitted dates, soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes
- ⅔ cup almond butter
- 1 large banana
- 1 Tbsp almond milk or any thin dairy free milk of choice
- ¾ cup oat flour
- 2 tsp instant coffee granules
- 1½ tsp vanilla bean extract
- 1½ tsp baking soda
- Preheat oven to 180ºC (356ºC). Line a 9”- round baking pan with parchment paper, set aside.
- In a mug, add coffee granules and stir in the boiling water, mix well until coffee has dissolved. Set in the refrigerator to cool down.
- Drain soaked dates.
- In a high speed food processor, add dates, almond butter, banana, liquid coffee and milk. Blend on high until smooth and combined. Scraping down the sides.
- To the processor, add oat flour, coffee granules, vanilla and baking soda. Blend on high until well combined and smooth.
- Pour batter into prepared baking pan and smooth out top.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until top springs back when touched or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Remove and cool in pan for 10-15 minutes.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Slice into squares and enjoy!
*For a nut-free version, sub almond butter for sunflower seed butter.