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Sinfully Delicious Raw Chocolate Brownies.

Updated on April 4, 2018
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Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: +- 25 brownie squares

The Origins of Brownies

Legend has it that in 1893, a prominent young Chicago socialite requested the pastry chef of the Palmer House Hotel to create a cake-like treat smaller than a piece of cake that could be included in boxed lunches, suitable for the lady guests attending the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.

Ever since, the brownies we know and love today are a square chocolate dessert, with the traditional kind being baked and the modern kind, a no-bake fridge variety. Typically a baked brownie has more of a cake-like texture and others, sinfully moist. Endless combinations of ingredients can be found when searching for a delicious chocolate brownie dessert such as nuts, berries, marijuana (we were all college kids once) and the one I'm about to share with you; avocado frosting!

Brownies are usually eaten by hand or served warm with ice cream (we recommend home made for the health conscious), topped with whipped cream, or sprinkled with other delicious toppings - writing this from South Africa, we love custard and brownies!

Does a raw & healthy treat feel more justifiable to indulge in?

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Stress spelled backwards is Dessert.

As a female at the grips of an endless cycle of sweet tooth cravings especially when I'm feeling stressed out, it's easy to opt for snacks that are later regrettable when stepping onto the scale so I decided to kill two birds with one stone.

What’s so raw-some about this recipe? Read on to find out!

GLUTEN FREE

The latest buzz word in the health and fitness industry and for good reason. The proteins in wheat (gluten) are gut irritants which basically cause little paper-cuts in the linings of your intestines, causing an inflammatory response. Some people can be very sensitive to products with gluten so we would rather avoid it altogether.

DAIRY FREE

Being lactose intolerant myself made this decision a no-brainer which means that this is perfect for our vegan friends looking for alternatives to the traditional baked brownie.

LOW GI

High glycemic index foods are known to cause spikes in your energy levels and since insulin is the only hormone responsible for fat storage, you definitely want to avoid high GI foods in your diet, such as bread, sweets and many baked goods. Items on the Low glycemic index include oats, beans and veggies because they are packed with fat, fiber and protein, the perfect combination for a slow, steady digestion, sustained energy levels and longer feelings of fullness.

EASY PREP

I'm a great cook but not when it comes to baking and following the recipe so there is hope for you! It doesn't get any easier than this, I promise.

These brownies pack a delicious antioxidant punch which means that you can enjoy a heart-healthy and seriously nutritious dessert. Cacao is a renowned super bean and a great source of magnesium, which aids in calcium absorption, protein synthesis and metabolism regulation so don’t feel guilty when you decide to indulge in one of these tasty treats!

Everyone loves a good go-to fridge recipe for dessert. What could be better than indulging in an almost guilt-free chocolate brownie made from 100% natural ingredients? The same brownie with no preparation fuss! A nutritious substitute for treats that are not so friendly to the number on the scale and healthy for the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 250g Raw walnuts or nuts of your choice
  • 10 Fresh, soft pitted dates
  • 2 Tbsp Organic coconut oil
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp Cocoa power
  • 1 Pinch Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder of your choice(optional)
  • 1 Large Ripe avocado
  • 1 Cup Fresh/dried berries
  • 1/2 Cup Organic honey
  1. Place the nuts into a food processor and blend until the consistency of soil, followed by the cocao powder, a pinch of Himalayan salt and pitted dates.
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2. Repeat the blending process after adding coconut oil until evenly combined with the other ingredients. Spoon the mixture into a bowl and add 1 – 2 tablespoons of water as a binding agent.

Once that is done, the easiest part is spooning the mix into these super convenient silicone baking molds which fit neatly into the fridge, no fuss necessary to cut the brownies into squares or cover trays with baking paper.

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3. Next the frosting is made by blending one ripe avocado, half a cup of honey, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, vanilla and salt until mousse-like. Spread mixture above the brownie layer in the silicone mold.

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4. Refrigerate for an hour to set into a solid and gently invert the silicone mold to retrieve your delicious chocolate brownie squares. Serve topped with your choice of berries or garnish and enjoy guilt-free! Or not ;)

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 120
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 4 g8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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