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Eggless Brownie with whole wheat flour and bottle gourd -Guilt Free Brownie

Yields1 Serving

INGREDIENTS
 1/4 cup oil i have used coconut oil
 3/4 cup powdered sugar
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 1 tbsp caramel sauce optional or chocolate sauce ( optional)
 1 /2 cup Whole Wheat Flour or aata
 1/2 cup Multigrain Flour corn, maize, soya, oats, psyllium husk
 1/8 tsp rock salt or common salt
 1/4 cup cocoa powder
 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
 1 plus 1/2 cup finely grated bottlegourd or lauki use fine grater only
 1 cup Choco chips or chopped walnuts
INSTRUCTIONS
1

Grease the baking pan with oil and sprinkle cocoa powder in it.

2

Preheat oven at 180 degrees.

3

In a deep bowl, add oil and sugar and whisk it well till sugar is dissolved. Add vanilla extract or essence.

4

In another bowl, add flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and mix well with the help of a spoon or spatula.

5

Now add these dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix with the help of spoon/whisk. The mix will be dry.

6

Fold in grated bottlegourd or lauki to the batter as well as choco chips or walnuts and cover the bowl and keep aside for 5 minutes.

7

Check after 5 minutes , the vegetable must have moistened the batter which would now look moist. If it still looks dry. keep aside for another 5 minutes. Add caramel or chocolate sauce if desired or can add 1 tbsp water or milk for required consistency. This addition is optional.

8

Pour the batter in greased tin and level the batter with the help of spatula. Sprinkle some choco chips on the top.

9

Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for around 35 minutes.

10

Demould and keep it on a wire rack till cool or you can cut into pieces and enjoy when it is still warm.

11

This tastes best after a few hours or next day as flavours get more settled .