DID YOU SAY RAW VEGAN BROWNIE?!?

Yep we went there…and this is one for the recipe book!  Traditionally, KS and I are more of the umami/savoury kinda ladies – having never really had much of a sweet tooth, even as kids we’ve always avoided the conventional sweet cakes and pastries.  However with the insurgence of healthy raw treats popping up at all our favourite eateries, we’ve dipped our toes into the dessert pool, and I hate to say it….but we’ve converted to the dark cacao side…

Some of our favourite guilt-free treats in our local Melbourne:

  1. Espresso finger at Foxes Den in Elwood 
  2. Snickers Bar + Peanut Butter Cup at Naked Chicks in Prahran 
  3. Raw cakes (all of them!) at Combi in Elwood 
  4. Choc Mint Balls at Green Cup in South Yarra

 

After having hussied our way around Melbourne’s best cafes to find our favourite guilt-free treats, we decided to try our hands at “baking”. 

We scoured the internet for a recipe that not only tickled our fancy, but also sounded ridiculously easy to start us off.  What came out of our little search was this beautiful recipe for this Chewy Pecan Brownie which BLEW OUR MINDS.  

Yep you heard us.  Your local grocer heard us too…and is waiting.

RECIPE

  • Raw, vegan, refined sugar free, gluten free
  • Makes 10

 

BROWNIE

  • 2 cups pecans (or walnuts), processed into a nut flour
  • 1.5 cups of dates (soaked & drained)
  • 2 Tbsp. Mesquite (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan sea sat (or just normal sea salt…whatevs)
  • 2/3 cup cacao
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup

 

FROSTING

  • 1 Large avocado
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp coconut cream
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. For the brownie – combine all your brownie ingredients in a high-speed food processor and pulse until well combined.
  2. Once the mixture is combined, press the mixture into your desired cake tin and set aside in the fridge.
  3. For the frosting – melt the coconut oil and set aside to cool.
  4. Combine all your frosting ingredients in a food processor, excluding the coconut oil and pulse until combined, add the melted coconut oil and pulse.
  5. Pour the mixture over your brownie and allow to set in the freezer.
  6. …..make a cup of tea, grab a book and guard your freezer…you ain’t going to want your significant other/housemates to find these babies before you get a chance to try!

 

If you’ve got a guilt-free dessert you’d recommend we try – please post below – we’re always on the hunt for new kitchen adventures…

AJ x

 

(Recipe and image from the lovely sisters Kath and Jade who are behind @panaceas_pantry )

 

raw vegan brownie

 

 

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