Like Madonna or Elton John, the brownie is a classic that never goes out of style. That doesn’t mean it’s not open to reinvention – in every shape, colour and size it’s been reimagined more times than Papa Don’t Preach at a karaoke bar. We wanted our own original version so we asked Lauren Lovatt of The Plant Based Culinary School to dream up what a Good Hemp brownie might look like. She made a sweet mix of carob, cacao and tamari held together with a Good Hemp seed butter (blended seeds and milk) and mixed with dried fruits. She rolled them into truffle-sized balls which were then coated with a generous helping of hemp seeds for all that protein-omega goodness.
*Swaps: This one might have a few ingredients that you don’t have in the cupboard at the moment, but luckily there are some really similar ingredients that you probably do! Swap the carob powder and cacao powder for cocoa powder, it tastes a little richer but works the same way. Any liquid sweetener can be used instead of maple syrup, and use soy sauce instead of tamari (unless you’re gluten free, in which case just skip it). If you don’t have cacao butter, use coconut oil or any vegan spread and when it comes to berries and seeds – improvise! Use whatever dried fruits and seeds you have in the cupboard, for instance raisins, sunflower seeds or extra hemp seeds. Despite the changes, you’ll still have made yourself some healthy and delicious chocolatey treats.