Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Vegan, Raw Brownies

As a seasoned baker, I have created some amazing desserts, with copious amounts of sugar, oil and eggs.  As I try to introduce more raw foods into my diet, and avoid all processed sugar, baking becomes a challenging endeavor.  Thanks to Cheeky for the recipe, which is recreated below with some minor modifications.

  • 1/2 Cup Slivered Almonds
  • 8 Organic Medjool Dates
  • 3 Tbsp Raw, Organic Agave Nectar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp Almond Butter

 Prep dates; remove seeds and roughly chop.

Process almonds in Food Processor to create almond meal-like consistency.

Add Medjool dates and cocoa poweder, process until well incorporated.  
Add liquid ingredients and pulse until "dough" starts to clump together and move around the food processor together.  Do not over process.
Spread into parchment lined loaf pan. 
Freeze for one hour, cut into appropriate sized pieces.  Store in fridge.  Yields ~16 squares.

I can't say it compares to a Ghirardelli box mix, but it aint half bad.  =)  Rough nutrient analysis:
  • 100 calories
  • 4 grams fat
  • 13 grams carbs
  • 1.25 grams protein

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