With the school year approaching, are you looking for a lunch treat or after-school snack?
Ding! Brownies are the answer! Mix up a batter and bake… super simple!
And if you homeschool like us, no need to wait until lunchtime or after school — you can have the brownies whenever you want. 😉
Say hello to “Phil”, our rye sourdough starter! Since my family celebrates the Feast of Unleavened Bread, I have to throw out my sourdough starter every year. Thankfully, Wardee's discard-and-feed method means a new active starter within a few days.
While “Phil” was busy maturing into a healthy, active starter, I poked around the internet, which is how I discovered that chocolate pairs perfectly with the strong flavor of rye flour. And that is how these sourdough brownies came to be!
These sourdough brownies are naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and Medjool dates. I love using dates to sweeten desserts. Their stickiness helps keep no-bake pie crusts together, and they have a lovely, deep flavor. If using a food processor, simply toss the dates in the bowl with the butter and coconut sugar, and process until you achieve a nearly dough-like consistency. Then add the remaining ingredients.
If you don't have a food processor, soak the dates for a few minutes to soften them. Then drain and puree in a blender or with a stick blender before adding to the batter.
Dairy-free? Use coconut oil instead of butter!
For a twist, add soaked and dehydrated nuts such as pecans to your brownies.
Rye Sourdough Brownies (with dairy-free option!)
Looking for the best after-school snack or any-time-of-the-day treat? These easy homemade sourdough brownies are the answer! Healthy, chewy, fudgey, with a dairy-free option -- what's not to LOVE? Mix up a batter from scratch and bake, then enjoy these quick, make-ahead goodies all week long. I think it's time to get out your sourdough starter, don't you?
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grease a 9x13" baking dish.
Add fat of choice, coconut sugar, and pitted dates to the bowl of a food processor and pulse several times to form coarse crumbs.
Process on high until mixture almost forms a dough-like consistency.
Add remaining ingredients and process on high until smooth.
Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, checking after 25 minutes.
Let cool completely before cutting.
Will you try these sourdough brownies? With a glass of fresh, cold milk and an exciting story from your child's day, what could be a better after-school snack?
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