A Red Hot Valentine….

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Today’s Valentine’s Day treat was inspired by Kristen of Simpy Savor. Her blog is not gluten-free, but has some wonderful recipes. I encourage all of you to check it out!
I stumbled upon her recipe for Vegan Cayenne You Be My Valentine? Dark Chocolate Brownies and was instantly intrigued. Talk about a “red hot” valentine! 
I took her recipe and made the necessary GF substitutions. Then, I played with the sweeteners, using coconut nectar and beet juice, and coconut milk & a new fair trade baking bar by Sunspire. (LOVE!!!)
**WARNING** – DO NOT let unsuspecting people eat these brownies. While my dad and I did not find them to be overly spicy, my mother ended up with her face in the sink guzzling water directly out of the faucet! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Vegan Dark Chocolate Cayenne Brownies
(Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray an 8×8 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  3. In a large bowl combine the wet ingredients.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, being careful not to over mix. Stir just until combined.
  5. Fold in the chopped chocolate.
  6. Pour batter into prepared baking pan and spread evenly.
  7. Bake in preheated oven 30-35 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool completely in the pan before cutting and serving.
**I recommend topping with Soyatoo Rice Whip, which your Valentine will undoubtedly have fun with, too! (wink)**

    2 thoughts on “A Red Hot Valentine….

    1. I love the idea of cayenne and chocolate! I bet they were wonderful. I am sure your mother would be in good company with lots of fair weathered palates but good warning. Beet juice? You might have devote a post to this one although I doubt I would ever indulge. I only eat beets when I have to be very polite and even then it is hard to keep my gag under wrap. Beets and eggs, no thank you.

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