Kiddo Creations: Bossk Brownies (vegan, grain-free, sugar-free)

I haven’t been cooking lately. Not at all. And you know what, I’m okay with that. Everyone needs a break now and then, right? And, I haven’t been eating out. I’ve been living on things like fruit and nut bowls and smoothies. Completely not inspirational.

But today, today I was inspired. I was inspired to make a grain-free, vegan, sugar-free version of our family favorite Bossk Brownies from the Star Wars Cookbook. The kiddo approves, and so does R2D2.

Bossk Brownies

Bossk Brownies

Bossk Brownies

adapted from the Star Wars Cookbook

4 ounces (113 g) dates (about 23 medium dates, or about 3/4 cup)
1/3 cup boiling water
2 T. ground flax seed
1 t. vanilla
1/2 cup (112 g) coconut oil
1/2 cup (28 g) cocoa powder
2/3 cup (50 g) almond meal
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
pinch of powdered stevia (to taste)
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8″ x 8″ baking pan.

In a small bowl, combine dates, boiling water and flax seed. Allow to sit for 10 minutes while dates soften.

Put coconut oil in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until coconut oil is creamy. Add date mixture. Pulse until dates break up, and then process for 5 minutes until mixture is smooth and creamy.

Add the rest of the ingredients except the shredded coconut. Pulse until mixture is thick and well-mixed. Taste for sweetness and add more stevia if desired. Stir in coconut.

Spread batter in prepared pan. (It will be very thick. That’s normal.) Bake for 20 minutes, or until knife inserted in brownie comes out clean.

Find more gluten-free vegan recipes using coconut oil in the January Sweet or Savory Challenge – Coconut Oil. For more slightly indulgent recipes, visit Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.

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19 Responses to Kiddo Creations: Bossk Brownies (vegan, grain-free, sugar-free)

  1. FAbulous looking recipe, wow! I am totally trying this. I love that there isn’t any xanthan or starches. And I had no idea that a Star Wars Cookbook even exists. I don’t recall brownies from Star WArs, but whatever. ;) Thanks for such a great SOS submission! xo

    • Deanna says:

      Thanks Kim. I don’t think there are any brownies in Star Wars. Bossk is a bounty hunter character. Most of the recipes are just a play on names. But, it’s a fun cookbook, especially for kids. And, yah, I’m trying to play with no gums and starches, too. Brownies are easy because they’re supposed to be all fudgy.

  2. Maggie says:

    Love the R2D2. I am so impressed by these! I always go back to chocolate too. Mmmm, chocolate!

  3. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan says:

    Looks like another winner! Yum. I’m on a brownie kick lately, too.

  4. dddtesting says:

    Star Wars or not, who wouldn’t love these brownies?? They look incredibly fudgy and I bet the dates also add a delicious flavor. Thanks so much for this stellar submission to the SOS! (yes, pun intended–groan) ;)

  5. Libby says:

    I just found your blog by way of Ricki’s tweet about your brownies…how have I missed your blog before??? And I simply must find a copy of the Star Wars cookbook for my son! Thanks for posting this!

  6. Kay says:

    Thanks for stopping by! You have very interesting recipes that I hope to try soon.

  7. Sophie33 says:

    Oooh waw!! Your gf brownies look so delectable!!

    Great presentation too!

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  10. C&C Cakery says:

    Be still, my heart! A grain free, vegan homage to Star War? I am all about this! This was a great addition to the SHF Roundup – I’m so glad I found your blog!

  11. Kathryn says:

    I just found your site through the January round up. Had to check out the name as my guys are huge SW fans. You recipe is very similar to a bar I make but I like that you used dates and I’m playing with my recipe right now. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Deanna says:

      Excellent! I’m glad it piqued your interest. Let me know how the playing around with it goes!

      • Kathryn says:

        You had me with the pic of R2D2! My chocolate chip breakfast cake is out of the oven. They are great – a little more dense and chewy – more of a bar than cake texture and very, very moist. I’ll definitely try that again. My chocolate coconut bars need a few more minutes in the oven but oh my goodness, the batter was to die for. Thanks again!

  12. Erin says:

    This is quite possibly too good to be true. I just made these. You have my attention now!

  13. LOVE that your inspiration was from the Star Wars cookbook! That is hilarious and such a smart way to get the kids interested. Genius.

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