Listen up chocoholics! Now you CAN have your brownies and eat them too! I have been experimenting with carob lately; a wonderful substitute for chocolate. It tastes great with a chocolate-like flavour but without the health risks, additives or contamination that come with chocolate.
Sometimes you’re sitting on the couch about to snuggle up and watch a flick when BAM! A craving hits. Your eyes see chocolate, and your baking skills… well they could use a lesson or an entire fire hall. It is moments like this that inspired me to create this super easy super yummy Raw Brownie Recipe. I hope you love it as much as I do and feel free to make it your own! Throw in some almonds or coconut. Top it with vegan caramel and chocolate chips!
This recipe contains wholesome ingredients that promote good health and taste as good or better then a typical cooked brownie. No need to feel guilty about eating a whack-load of these bad boys!
1 1/2 cups walnuts, soaked at least 4 hours and rinsed very well
12 pitted dates
3/4 cups carob powder (you can also use cacao if you are afraid to step into the wonderful world of carob)
1 tsp vanilla powder
pinch of salt
Process the walnuts slightly to break them into smaller pieces not to create a powder.Add the remaining ingredients to the processor and process the mixture, adding a very small amount of water if necessary. Do not over-process. The batter will start to come together. Scoop the mixture into a 8×8 baking dish and press the mixture down firmly.
I like to top the brownies with coconut or walnut pieces. Try it with vegan icing!
It’s easy! Watch this video on how to make them in 3.5 minutes!