Black Garlic Brownies w/ Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Topping & Kabobs.

Black garlic; a fine ingredient for brownies. No seriously. It’s made by fermenting regular garlic. It’s sweet and savory at the same time and totally delicious. To make these brownies, add 1 head of smashed black garlic to your mix and bake as usual. Top them with this simple tofu-cream cheese based puree and it’s heaven in your mouth. I’d post my brownie recipe, but it’s really not that different the one in Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. I just use slightly different measurements and a brown rice flour/all purpose flour blend and no starch. Well, so it’s a little different, but really, we don’t need another vegan brownie recipe. Just spice up your favorite recipe.

Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Swirl


1/4 container Galaxy Foods cream cheese

1/2 box firm or extra firm silken tofu (Mori-Nu brand)

2 tbsp agave nectar or unbleached cane sugar

1 vanilla bean, scraped

pinch sea salt

Method: Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.

Dollop or swirl into brownie batter and bake as usual!

I also decided to start breaking in my tabletop grill for the summer. Most people have probably been grilling for over a month now, but I hadn’t felt inspired. I saw these kabobs on an episode of Giada at Home and I thought I’d give them a try. I followed the recipe except used Field Roast Apple Sage sausages. The Italian flavor would have worked too. Anyhow, they are super simple to put together and the lemon reaaaallllyyy makes them. They’re just a little different than standard kabobs and they’re very tasty.

7 Comments on “Black Garlic Brownies w/ Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Topping & Kabobs.

  1. I love brownies! I’ve never heard of black garlic before but I think this would be an interesting recipe to try.

    • Let me know how they turn out if you try them. They sound like a strange combination but they are really good! 🙂

  2. Thats so interesting, I would have never thought of using black garlic with pastries. The brownies look delicious but I’m still a bit skeptical about garlic. Guess I’ll have to try them first!

    • I so hope you give them a try! The black garlic doesn’t have the same bite as raw or even roasted garlic. You also might try adding some chocolate chips to get extra bites of chocolate or starting with half a head of black garlic 🙂

  3. I need to remember where did I see black garlic for sale. At the time, I had no idea what to do with them so I didn’t get any. I see now I’ll have to make your brownies, they look so yummy! 🙂

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