Sugar-Free Vegan Chia Chocolate Brownies

I have decided to come to terms with something that has been nagging me for a while now. I’ve decided that I can accept that I have no idea what to do with my life. Plain and simple. I don’t know what my purpose is. I don’t know who I am suppose to be or how to get to where I’m suppose to be going.

And I realized that I cannot control the what, how, where, when, or why of fate, or destiny, or purpose.

And I release myself of trying. Why try to control the uncontrollable? Why work against the grain, against all those rough edges, wearing myself out? Why not just enjoy the ride into the unknown, along the seemingly smooth angles and edges?

I’m sure there will be ups and downs, as most roller coaster rides have them, but this doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the ups and roll with the downs. Why not enjoy my time I’m at the theme park, life? I can release myself from responsibility of knowing and just have fun with the thrill of what is yet to come.

So, I have chosen to let go of waiting; for something amazing to come along- to point me in the direction of “purpose” and “meaning.” I have decided to accept that I can just go with the flow… if I chose to.

And as soon as I let go, the ride gets faster, scarier, and way more fun. And sometimes, there’s even chocolate involved.

Today is the day of unpurpose, to just let everything be as it will be. Go where it will go. Sounds, see, smell, move as it wants to. Without knowing, without trying. Allow everything to be filled with positivity and see what that breeds. If I told you that I’m taking this idea to heart and deciding upon unpurpose, would you join me?

What if I promised there would be chocolate involved?

I hope you choose to follow [your heart].

Cheers to me. Cheers to you. Cheers to brownies. Because today’s unpurpose is brownies. Eating without guilt, or responsibility. Just enjoyment. 🙂

Sugar-Free Chia Chocolate Brownies

[gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan, and still tasty]

inspired by incredible twins

  • 1/3 cup amaranth flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tbsp lucuma powder (completely optional but adds a touch more sweetness)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tbsp NuNatural’s Baking Blend (or sweetener of choice)*
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (liquid)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tbsp warm water

*These are not really sweet, but more a bitter chocolate type of brownie. A few tablespoons of maple syrup or sweetener would work well if you’re looking for something a bit more dessertish. They’re tasty either way.

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.

Place all dry ingredients into a small bowl and whisk together.

In another bowl, add the wet ingredients, mashed banana and all, and stir till well combined. Batter will be a thick.

Scoop brownie batter into mini cupcake or muffin tins, and bake for 15-20 minutes, or obviously until done… but not too done… you get the idea.

For just a touch more added love, sprinkle a few more chia seeds and some extra lucuma powder on top.

Happy Unpurpose (but productive) Friday!

What will your unpurpose be today? And how can you let go of some need to “know”?

Lucuma fans in the house?

I’m thinking these brownies would be mighty fine with some figs added in… yes?

Yes, I did a LOT of baking the past few weeks. 😉