Snacks: Beautiful Raw Brownies

Snacks: Beautiful Raw Brownies

Wheat-free, gluten-free, vegan, raw food

Serves: 8 to 10 brownies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups raw walnuts
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup Medjool dates
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (Ceylon variety)
  • 2 tsp vanilla paste or extract
  • 2 tsp ground anise powder
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • pinch Himalayan salt or Celtic sea salt
  • 2 to 3 tsp cold water

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup pure maple or agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup raw carob powder

Method

  1. Process nuts to a meal in a food processor but don’t over-process.
  2. Add raisins and dates and process to combine.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, except the water and process till sticky.
  4. Transfer to mixing bowl and add water. Mix well with hands. It should resemble a dough. If not wet enough to form a dough, add a little more water.
  5. Press into a baking-paper-lined cake tin.
  6. Make frosting by blending all ingredients in a food processor till smooth. Then spread over brownie and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours until set.
  7. Cut into pieces and enjoy.

Tip: You can use activated walnuts or almonds in this recipe and these can be found in a health food shop. They are a bit better for you but I use raw nuts and it’s still very good for you.