Biscuit brownies

Every time somebody asks me if I'm more of a sweets or salty person, I reply that I'm actually more of a cookie person. I absolutely despise candy (as in gummy bears), but i love me some chocolate chip cookies. And biscuits. And chocolate. Especially combined.
So that's exactly what I did. I made me (and you) a huge batch of brownies with a biscuit crust. 

 I mean, look at that crunchy top and gooey center. *insert angels singing*

I mean, look at that crunchy top and gooey center. *insert angels singing*

Here is a progress of the batter (which I probably ate like half of during the process):

As you can probably tell, I baked the crust beforehand (which was peanuts, I literally just combined some stuff in a bowl, transferred it to an oven tray and popped it in the oven for a few minutes, you'll see it in the recipe). And the smell... the SMELL of this crust! Literally had me drooling (don't worry I didn't drool on the crust)!

RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

Crust:

  • 1½ cups of blended digestive biscuits
  • 6 tbsps melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • Pinch of pink himalayan sea salt

    Brownies:
     
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour (sifted)
  • 1¾ cup of cacao powde 
  • ¼ tsp of baking powder
  • 2 heaping tbsps of brown cane sugar
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
  • ½ tsp of vanilla powder
  • ½ a cup of melted coconut oil
  • ½ a cup of applesauce
  • 1 cup of almond milk

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius and line an oven tray with parchment paper.
  2. If you haven't done so yet, blend your biscuits in a blender until they have reached a flour-like consistency.
  3. Transfer the biscuit flour to a mixing bowl, add the sugar, salt & coconut oil and mix. It'll have a wet sand-like consistency (see photos).
  4. Now transfer the biscuit flour to your oven tray and press down with a large spoon until it's flat and nice & even.
  5. Pop the tray in the oven for approx. 10 minutes (and enjoy the aroma).
  6. While your crust is in the oven, simply mix all of your dry ingredients, followed by the wet ingredients of your brownie batter.
  7. Remove your crust from the oven if you haven't done so yet and pour the brownie batter on top of it & even it out.
  8. Place the oven tray back into the oven for approx. 1 hour or until a knife comes out relatively clean when you insert it in the middel of the brownie.
  9. Allow the brownies to cool of completely before cutting.
Celina Caprino