FUDGY OATMEAL BROWNIES

PREP TIME: 10 min BAKING TIME: 30 min DIFFICULTY: easy

These Fudgy Oatmeal Brownies are so rich and indulgent. Made with Oat flour and dates as a replacement for sugar, these must be on your list of comfy dessert treats this winter!

These oatmeal brownies have been on my recipes to try list for a long time now. I love how the weather has turned out to be here in Cape Town, the weather has been complimenting the food I make lately ~ comfy food that you can indulge in with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.

WHY OATMEAL?

I love how oats make you feel full before you even finish a bowl of oats.

As many people are now vying for healthier options in order to boost their immune system, I wanted to make something along those lines of boosting your immune system as well as enjoying the food you are eating.

Here are a few benefits of using oatmeal as a main ingredient in your baking:

  • Oats are rich in antioxidants ~ good for skin
  • Oats lower cholesterol levels
  • Oats aid in regulating blood sugar levels
  • Oats contain powerful soluble fiber ~ good for gut health
  • Oats aid in weight management ~ they fill you up quickly and you won’t be hungry for a couple of hours.

Now let’s jump in to the recipe below:

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 200 grams pitted dates
  • 80 grams melted butter
  • 1 ½ cup oat flour
  • ½ t baking powder
  • ½ t salt
  • 6 T cocoa powder
  • 1 T vanilla essence

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Soak the dates in hot water for 5 minutes.
  3. In a food processor, blend the dates until smooth.
  4. In a bowl, use an electric mixer to whisk the eggs, butter and vanilla essence until frothy.
  5. In a larger bowl, add the dates, flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder.
  6. Pour the egg mixture to the flour and use a spatula to blend all ingredients until smooth and glossy.
  7. Line your baking tray with a parchment paper.
  8. Pour the mixture into the tray and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  9. Cool the brownies for 10 minutes before serving.
  10. Decorate the brownies with some caramel treat. Enjoy!

MORINGA BUNDT CAKE

This Moringa Bundt Cake is the most flavorful and delightful cake for winter! Moist, tender yet buttery, it’s simply scrumptious and a delight to the human eye.

This Moringa bundt cake is your next step to a good immune system. The idea of adding moringa powder to my food was an absolute no, until I discovered the miraculous benefits that this powder carries.

It is no joke how I am seeing people changing their eating habits and how they endeavour to improve their immune system due to the COVID 19 situation. As a matter of fact, this recipe is also a part of elevating your immune system to fight off disease and stay fit.

What makes moringa good for you?

Moringa is well known for its medicinal properties and health benefits. It has anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Some benefits of Moringa powder are:

  1. Protecting and nourishing skin and hair
  2. Protecting the liver
  3. Preventing and treating cancer
  4. Treating stomach complaints
  5. Fighting against bacterial diseases

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 T vanilla essence
  • 250 ml milk
  • 200 g salted butter melted
  • 2 T moringa powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 200 g castor sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 500 g cake wheat flour

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius
  2. In a large bowl, pour the eggs, essence, milk, butter and moringa powder. Use an electric mix to whisk the ingredients until fully mixed and frothy.
  3. Add the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder to the egg mixture.
  4. Use a spatula to blend the ingredients until the batter is smooth.
  5. Spray your bundt pan with baking grease and lightly powder it with some flour to ensure that the cake does not stick to the pan.
  6. Pour the cake batter into the bundt pan and bake for 45 minutes.
  7. Let the cake cool for 5 minutes before you glaze it.

Ingredients for glaze:

  • 50 ml unsweetened condensed milk
  • 100 gram icing sugar
  • 2 T peanut butter

Instructions for glaze:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a bowl and use a spatula to combine them until smooth and creamy.