Hello lovelies, today I have a recipe for delicious Chai Brownies for youOr another recipe from the series „how to hide pulses and legumes so nobody notices them“. THIS is how you hide them, in yummy brownies that taste super chocolaty with a chocolate and chai tea frosting. Nobody will notice that the dough contains red beans. But they make the brownies really juicy.

I added a really strong chai tea to the dough and the ganache. The fine flavors of the tea perfectly match chocolate and as a result the brownies turned out extra tasty. Next to beans you will also find dates, walnuts and plant based yogurt in the dough. The brownies come without any oil or butter and are still very fluffy and rise well.

I’ve just found out recently how easy it is to make a ganache or realized that you don’t always have to do it with cream. Mixtures with tea like this also work very well. They make the frosting a bit more fluid, but that goes very well with the brownies.

Chai Brownies

Recipe

Here is the recipe for Chai Brownies:

Chai Brownies

Yummy Chai Brownies – chocolaty but with healthy ingredients like beans, dates and yogurt.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 100 gr 3.5 oz. dark chocolate
  • 100 gr 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 120 gr 4 oz. dates
  • 300 gr 10.5 oz. red beans (precooked or out the glass/can)
  • 100 gr 1/2 cup plant based yogurt
  • 200 ml 3/4 cup strong brewed chai tea
  • 100 gr 1/2 cup coconut blossom sugar (or any other sugar)
  • 3 Tbsp soy flour
  • 100 gr 3/4 cup spelt flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

Ganache:

  • 100 gr 3.5 oz. dark chocolate
  • 100 ml 1/2 cup chai tea
  • 50 ml 1/4 cup plant based milk

Instructions

  • Brew approx. 300 ml (1 ½ cups) strong chai tea and let it cool off
  • Roughly chop chocolate and walnuts
  • Decore the dates and chop them finely or use a food processor
  • Mix beans, yogurt, chai tea, sugar and dates well
  • Mix soy flour, flour, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa in a bowl and add them to the moist ingredients
  • Stir in apple cider vinegar
  • Stir in walnuts and chocolate and just spoon under
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F)
  • Put the dough in a square baking pan or onto a baking tray
  • Bake for 30 minutes
  • Let it cool off

Ganache:

  • Mix chai tea and milk
  • Heat up in a pot (really hot)
  • Break the chocolate into pieces and place them in a bowl
  • Pour the hot tea over it and place aside for 5-10 minutes until the chocolate is fully melted
  • Stir for approx. 5 minutes until the mass gets a little shiny
  • Let it cool off in a fridge until the following day
  • Place onto the brownies
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Chai Brownies

Brownies are perfect to „hide“ vegetables or pulses. There are countless recipes with zucchini, sweet potatoe or beans. I already have a tasty recipe here on the blog that contains aquafaba mousse and is always very popular. Nobody will guess what’s really inside the dough. These brownies taste like chocolate, nuts and sweet aromatic chai tea.

Do you love chai tea or chai latte as much as I do? I bought some mixtures when we visited India last summer and still enjoy them almost daily. It puts me back into the adventurous India mood and these brownies make the memory even better.

Love, Verena

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