gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, raw

raw walnut brownies with chocolate frosting on blue and white dish

I do not really know what to say about brownies, or brownies with frosting. The recipe sort of speaks for itself mainly because many already know the taste of a brownie. Some version or another has been tried.

When my taste-tester sampled a piece, she said, “This isn’t really a brownie. It’s a cake of some sort”. I disagreed and pointed out why: It is too dense and moist to be a cake. It is the raw and healthier version of a brownie. FYI: It passed approval.

_DSC0020

_DSC0027 (2)

raw walnut brownies and dark chocolate frosting

Raw Walnut Brownies & Chocolate Frosting

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easier than it looks
  • Print

Moist chocolate walnut brownie with a decadent dark chocolate frosting.

Ingredients

Brownie: 1/3 c. almonds. 4-5 medjool dates — pitted and soaked. 1-2 handful(s) walnuts. 1 t. cacao powder. 2 dashes salt. Frosting: 1 oz. of chopped chocolate bar with high cacao/cacoa content. 1 T. coconut oil. 1 T. culinary coconut milk in original. I use So Delicious.
 

Directions

Brownie: In high speed blender, blend 1/3 c. almonds into a fine flour. Add cacao powder whenever to almonds. Add medjool dates and blend toward high. Will likely need to scrape sides. I start with four dates. If the mixture is not sticking well, I add another. On low speed, add walnuts. I prefer walnuts to not be too chopped. In parchment lined 4.5″ springform pan (any mold that is a smaller size will do, even a tupperware), press mixture well into mold to form base layer. Refrigerate.

Frosting: Add coconut oil to sauce pan on low over stove eye. Wait for oil to melt. Add chopped chocolate pieces. Stir to combine. Take off eye. Add culinary coconut milk. Stir well to combine. Set aside to cool. Add to brownie base while still in mold. Place in refrigerator for five to ten minutes for thickening. Serve and enjoy!

Note: The brownie base is raw. The frosting is not.

credit: sefaring.com

_DSC02050125

close up of walnut brownie and chocolate frosting

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s