Are you craving something sweet and chocolatey but want to stick to your raw and vegan diet? Look no further than raw chocolate brownies! This delectable dessert is made with raw and whole food ingredients, making it not only delicious but also nutritious. In this post, we will guide you through the process of making raw chocolate brownies from start to finish.
Raw Chocolate Brownies: Ingredients
To make raw chocolate brownies, you will need:
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- 1 cup of almonds
- 1 cup of medjool dates
- 1/2 cup of raw cacao powder
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
Optional toppings:- Studded walnuts- Cacao nibs- Macadamias- Walnuts
Raw Chocolate Brownies: Preparation
Step 1: Blend the Almonds
First, blend the almonds in a food processor until finely ground. Be careful not to over-process, or you may end up with almond butter.
Step 2: Add the Dates
Next, add the medjool dates to the food processor and blend until the mixture becomes sticky and starts to form a ball.
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Step 3: Mix in the Remaining Ingredients
Add the raw cacao powder, maple syrup, coconut oil, and sea salt to the food processor and mix until well combined.
Step 4: Press the Mixture into a Tray
Transfer the mixture to an 8×8 inch tray or a small baking dish lined with parchment paper. Press the mixture firmly and evenly into the tray to create a smooth surface.
Step 5: Add Optional Toppings
If you like, you can add some toppings to your raw chocolate brownies. Try studded walnuts, cacao nibs, macadamias, or walnuts on top of the mixture.
Step 6: Let the Brownies Set
Place the tray in the refrigerator and let the brownies set for at least an hour. This will help the mixture to firm up and make it easier to slice.
Step 7: Cut the Brownies
When the mixture has set, remove the tray from the refrigerator and cut the brownies into bite-sized pieces.
Raw Chocolate Brownies: Tips and Variations
Tips for Making the Best Raw Chocolate Brownies
- Be sure to use fresh and high-quality ingredients.
- Soak the dates in warm water for 10-15 minutes before blending to make them easier to work with.
- If you prefer your brownies less sweet, reduce the amount of maple syrup.
- Store your brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Vegan Brownie Toppings
- Fresh fruit such as raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries
- Coconut whipped cream
- Vegan chocolate ganache
Raw Vegan Brownies: Optional Ingredients
Experiment with different ingredients to create your perfect raw chocolate brownies. Some options include:
- Adding shredded coconut
- Mixing in hemp seeds or chia seeds for added protein
- Using different nuts such as cashews or pecans
Raw Chocolate Brownies: Conclusion
With raw chocolate brownies, you can indulge in a sweet treat without sacrificing your raw and vegan lifestyle. This recipe is easy to follow and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. So next time you’re looking for a dessert that you deserve, make these amazing raw chocolate brownies.