Some of my husband’s extended family members are coming over for dinner soon, and as you know from my 10 healthy vegan potluck recipes post, I get anxious cooking for omnivores.
I mean, when people are used to “regular” food with all its added fat and salt and sugar, I know I have to bring my plant-based A-game to create a meal they’ll love. What’s more, due to allergies and sensitivities, I can’t use two of my favorite plant-based ingredients: ripe fruit and tree nuts. Yikes!
Oh, and two kids will be coming. While these two are lovely and a lot of fun, I know for a fact that kids don’t pull any punches if they don’t like something. So I’m sweating it a little over here.
Luckily, I came up with a menu I think everyone will love. It’s gluten free, nut-free, fruit-free, and vegan. (Whew!) I’ll post the menu with recipe links, including how each recipe went over, after the dinner. In the meantime, I’m testing recipes to make sure I know what I’m doing and get the timing right.
Of course, since this is me, I’m starting with dessert. However, finding a kid-friendly, low-fat, gluten-free, nut-free, fruit-free vegan dessert was a challenge! Luckily, I found a winner on one of my new favorite blogs, The Vegan 8.
Bookmark this blog: The Vegan 8
Written by Brandi, The Vegan 8 features oil-free vegan recipes with 8 ingredients or less. What’s more, most of Brandi’s recipes are gluten-free and made with healthy whole-food ingredients. Needless to say, I think you’ll love her blog!
While I’ve bookmarked recipes from The Vegan 8 before, this is the first one I’ve actually made—and boy am I glad that I did.
These tasty, fudgy brownies are low fat (just 2.6 g fat per brownie), nut free, gluten free, and completely delicious. Best of all, I think they’ll pass the kid test!
Just be sure to stick to the lower end of the cooking time to make sure these brownies have a nice, fudgy texture. I cooked mine a smidge too long, but even so, they were still delicious—and ridiculously easy to make.
Get the full recipe here: Fudgy Low Fat Vegan Brownies (Gluten-Free and Oil-Free).
- What dessert would you most like to find an oil-free, gluten-free vegan recipe for?