Today I would like to share a dessert recipe for raw, vegan, gluten-free brownies.
They taste so good and so sweet because they contain dates. Dates are very high in natural sugar and high in fiber too. This means that they are digested and absorbed slowly and without raising your blood sugar levels too high.
For even less sugar: When I make these, I like to frost them using a little coconut sugar. It’s still a very low sugar recipe but, if you want to keep your sugar intake as low as possible, consider this as optional and you don’t need to add it.
No baking and no dairy, and only six ingredients, these brownies are delicious, very filling and will give you an energy boost. You can store them in the fridge for about a month!
Servings:16 (Small portions, they are very filling)
Preparing Time: 20 minutes
- 1 cup of raw, unsalted nuts (I use a mix of several different nuts)
- 6 tbsp. raw cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup soft dates, pitted
- 2-4 tbsp. almonds, chopped, plus more for garnish (optional)
For the frosting
- 2 tbsp. raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbsp. sweetener
In a food processor, add the nuts, cacao powder or cocoa powder, chia seeds and salt. Blend until it’s all chopped and mixed.
Take the mixture from the food processor and place it on a piece of parchment paper. Press it and make a square that’s around ½ an inch thick.
Chop 2-4 tbsp. of almonds and press them onto the top of the square. Place the brownies in the fridge to chill for five minutes.
Now, let’s make the frosting! Mix the cacao powder with the melted coconut oil and your preferred sweetener (I used coconut sugar) until it’s a nice smooth consistency.
Place the liquid in the fridge so it thickens and resembles thick chocolate frosting. If it gets too hard, you can warm up again to make it more liquid.
After, spread the frosting on the top of the brownie square and then dust with some flaked or chopped almonds to make it look as good as it tastes!
You can store these brownies in the fridge for about a month.
Recipe Source Hot chocolate Hits
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