Suzanne’s Vegan Brownies with a Surprise Ingredient
This Community Recipe is Suzanne’s Vegan Brownies with a Surprise Ingredient. These are squishy, moist and sweet squares of delicious brownie. They are FODMAP friendly, gluten free and contain no animal products! You can make them using a special ingredient that you might otherwise throw away. Suzanne’s Vegan Brownies with a Surprise Ingredient are a healthy treat that all the family will love.
Creative cook Suzanne makes nourishing FODMAP friendly plant-based food via Happy Gut Co. For healthy meal inspiration using whole ingredients, her Instagram account is the place to go. Suzanne’s cooking focuses on a happy gut and mind. She is passionate about seasonal and zero waste food. Her recipes focus on supporting local producers and businesses.
Suzanne runs a monthly Friday night takeaway Supper Club called Fakeaway Friday: a Takeaway Supper Club. She also shares recipes and inspiration for Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers, families and anyone with an interest in eating more plants.
Suzanne lives in Hove on the south coast of England, with her husband and three kids. She grew up in seaside town Southend-on-Sea, so living by the beach is in her blood. To relax she loves to swim in the sea and cook, two activities which feel mindful and calming for her.
Suzanne loves the creative process of combining flavors. Suzanne’s Vegan Brownies were one of the first bakes she put together for her family when the Covid-19 lockdown hit. From the beginning, Suzanne made snack time a highlight for her kids. They set themselves challenges to use whatever ingredients they could find in the house with zero waste. This recipe came about because they had a few spare old bananas and plenty of oats in store.
Healthy indulgent ingredients
Suzanne’s Vegan Brownies are delicious, full of nutritious goodies and super simple to make. They are vegan, gluten free and FODMAP friendly.
Coconut sugar is trending right now. It is an alternative to more refined sugars and comes from coconut palm sap.
Cacao powder is processed at a lower heat than cocoa powder. So, cacao retains more nutritional benefit.
Vegan chocolate. Oftentimes, the first question omnivores ask vegans is, “But what about chocolate?!” The great news is that good quality dark chocolate is usually vegan!
Oats should be a staple store cupboard ingredient for everyone! Oatmeal is an ideal simple, whole grain breakfast. Grind them, like in Suzanne’s Vegan Brownies, to use as a flour in baking.
What does FODMAP mean?
FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. But has that really cleared things up…?!
Think of them as short-chain carbs and sugars. People who are sensitive to FODMAP foods often suffer from IBS. Many FODMAP foods are actually plant-based whole foods. The idea that some fruits and legumes might cause issues can be surprising.
Some people suffer from digestive issues such as bloating, painful gas and constipation and/or diarrhea. They may benefit from testing sensitivity to FODMAPs. However, – as with any significant dietary change – it’s best to consult a doctor first. You can read more about it here.
So simple to make
Suzanne’s Vegan Brownies came to life with kids in mind – in terms of the making as well as the eating. She shares this video of her and her daughter making them to prove how simple it really is!
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