By Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN
Happy almost Cinco de Mayo! I love this holiday because it’s fun, festive and filled with so much delicious (and often spicy) Mexican-inspired food (here’s a list of our top 7 healthiest Mexican foods). One of the more traditional foods that is sometimes served at a Cinco de Mayo festival is some sort of spicy pepper-infused chocolate cake as a dessert; both chocolate/cocoa/cacao and spicy peppers are native to Mexico and central America, so it’s no surprise they appear frequently as part of many Cinco de Mayo celebrations. This dish is inspired by some of the more traditional spicy chocolate cakes or brownies that may often be served on Cinco de Mayo; however, these brownies are vegan, gluten free and not only incorporate raw cacao, but avocado (also native to Mexico) and chili powder.
Enjoy these brownie bites and have a Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Serving Size: 1 brownie
Trans Fat: 2,5g