Τρίτη, 7 Αυγούστου 2012

Raw and Vegan Brownies with Icing!


My son Stefan asked for ‘healthy’ brownies. … so I went looking and found this fabulous (in taste and in ease) recipe with no sugar (but dates and honey), no milk, no eggs and no flour.  It is also RAW and needs no cooking, AND it passed my husband’s taste test and he is not a raw vegan J  It works with or without the icing, but if this is a treat for your kids and they are not already overdoing it on junk food or if it is a healthier dessert for your guests – splurge and add the icing.   This recipe contains honey and chocolate and is NOT suitable for a baby under 12 months old.  The important difference between these brownies and traditional brownies is the dense nutrients and the lack of useless calories and fat.  Every ingredient has nutritional value! We can truly shift our families diet by focusing on quality and not quantity.  These brownies don’t leave you feeling hungry, slugglish and miserable an hour later… they are energizers and filling.

Chocolate Brownies: (Raw and Vegan)
(from The Rawtarian

1c walnuts or pecans
1c fresh dates without pits
5 TBSP cacao or cocoa powder
4 TBSP coconut flakes
¼ tsp salt

Blend the walnuts to a fine grind in a food processor.
Add the rest of the ingredients and process further.
Press into the pan and spread with icing.
Allow them to set for one hour in the fridge before cutting into squares.

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Chocolate Date icing:

1 c fresh dates without pits
2 TBSP coconut oil
¼ c honey
¼ c cacao
UP TO ¾ c water

Blend everything except the water in the food processor or a high speed blender.
Add the water slowly until it is the right consistency to spread (I finished mine off with a hand held blender to make it very smooth),  become creamy and delicious.
Spread on your brownies… or use as a dip for fresh cut fruit!!


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