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Carob Brownies

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This is the Veggie Kitchen version of the classic brownie. The carob gives this brownie a wonderful flavor and makes a delicious alternative to chocolate.
Ingredients
  Coconut oil 1 Tablespoon
  Whole wheat flour 4 Tablespoon
  Carob powder 3 Tablespoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Carob chips 2 Cup (32 tbs), divided (1 cup for brownies and 1 cup for frosting)
  Walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Organic non-fat yogurt 8 Tablespoon
  Raw sugar 8 Tablespoon
  Safflower oil/Canola oil 4 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment lined

MAKING
3. Mix together the flour, carob powder, baking powder, baking soda, carob chips and walnuts.
4. Mix together the yogurt, sugar, oil and vanilla in a separate bowl.
5. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring quickly and lightly until just mixed.
6. Pour the batter into the parchment lined baking pan and bake for 18 to 20 minutes on 350 degrees F. Test to see if cooked by inserting a toothpick in mixture.

FINALIZING
To make the Frosting:
7. Prepare a double boiler and heat water in the lower pan to boiling.
8. Add 1 tablespoon of food grade coconut oil and remove from the heat.
9. Add 1 cup of carob chips and let sit for a couple of minutes
10. Stir well and pour over the top of the brownie.
11. Let frosting cool and harden.

SERVING
12. Cut into squares and serve.

NOTES
Carob powder can be purchased raw or roasted. I used roasted carob powder in this recipe because I like the flavor better than the raw carob.
The carob chips I used are made with turbinado sugar. There is a variety of carob chip that does not have sugar but these chips do not melt very well so I use the sugar ones for baking.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Ingredient: 
Carob
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
115 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
9

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