Friday 6 January 2017

Raw Brownies

raw brownies

Before I was diagnosed as coeliac, I wasn't the biggest cake fiend but I was partial to a decadent chocolate brownie with walnuts. It's true that many eating establishments offer a brownie as their gluten free dessert option so I haven't necessarily felt deprived of my preferred treat but since I've started following this healthier way of eating, I wanted to find a way to replicate the flavour. These raw brownies are so easy to make and I often whip up a batch on a Sunday so that I have an energy boosting snack to hand during the week. The nuttiness perfectly complements the richness of the "cake".

Three great health benefits: rich source of iron, high in fibre, beneficial for brain health

Makes 9
Keeps for approx 1 week refrigerated in an airtight container and freezes well for a couple of months

150g walnuts
400g medjool dates, pitted
4 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp maple syrup
9 walnut halves

1) Whizz the 150g walnuts in a food processor until finely chopped
2) Add the dates, raw cacao powder and maple syrup to the nuts in the food processor and pulse until the mixture comes together
3) Press into an 8 inch square tin, lined with greaseproof paper and refrigerate for an hour or overnight to set. Cut into squares and top each square with a walnut half.

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