Brownies will always be at the top of my favorite desserts. They’re rich, chocolaty and super versatile which makes them almost as fun to make as they are to eat!
When you add dried fruit or nuts to brownies, they’re automatically 10 times better. These brownies have both dried figs and walnuts it them. They give the brownies so much wanted texture and extra flavor. Each bite is as exciting as the next!
The’re luxurious, rich, chocolaty and have the perfect flaky outside with a fudgy, moist inside.
Like all brownies, it’s important to let them cool completely before cutting and serving. I know, I know… it’s hard to wait with all the chocolaty goodness wafting in the air and the warm, fudgy deliciousness in front of your face, but it is totally worth it!!
You can top them with fresh figs for decorative purposes, but it’s definitely not necessary. These babies are delicious enough as is.
Fig Walnut Brownies (V/GF)
These brownies offer the luxurious, rich, chocolaty goodness we all love in brownies but, because they're vegan and gluten free, they're much healthier and lighter on the yummy! They also bites of chewy dried figs and crunchy walnuts for extra deliciousness!
- 2/3 cup coconut oil , room temperature
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup flaxmeal
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup dried figs , chopped
- 1/2 cup walnuts , chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8-inch square pan with coconut oil or spray with cooking spray. Line the grease pan with enough parchment paper to have some hang over the edges. This will help you lift out the brownies after baking.
In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together coconut oil and coconut sugar. Add maple syrup, flax meal, and vanilla extract. Whisk together until combined.
Gradually add cocoa powder to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined. Then, gradually add the flour, salt and baking powder. Gently mix until combined. Don't over mix! Then, fold in the chopped figs and walnuts.
Transfer batter into prepared pan and spread batter with a rubber spatula to form an even layer. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Let cool completely before cutting and serving. You can top them with optional fresh figs. I did it for decoration but it's definitely not necessary! Enjoy!