As summer quickly approaches, temperatures are on the rise and I find myself looking for ways to ‘bake’ without the use of the oven. This week, I was on a quest for healthy and all natural brownies that I didn’t have to bake and could just pop into the fridge or freezer. These brownies are flourless, eggless, and 100% guilt free. They would be great for a sweet treat over the Memorial Day long weekend!
- 1/2 cup chopped dates
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup carob powder
- 2/3 cup raw walnuts
- 1/3 cup raw almonds
- 3 Tbsp Agave Nectar
This recipe can be easily adapted if you do not have the above ingredients on hand.
- You may substitute sweetened coconut for unsweetened
- You may substitute cocoa powder for carob powder
- You may substitute honey for Agave nectar
- You can also try using different nut combinations
- You can substitute the coconut for 1/2 cup dried fruit
Directions: Take a small 8″ (or preferably smaller) square pan or a loaf pan and line with parchment or wax paper. In a food processor or blender, process the almonds and walnuts until chopped into tiny bits. It is ok if a couple large pieces remain. I actually prefer to have larger chunks of nuts in mine! Remove the nuts and set aside in a medium sized bowl. Next, place the dates into the food processor and process until well blended. Remove date mixture and place in a small bowl. Now take the agave (or honey) and the carob powder (or cocoa powder) and mix together in another small bowl. Add in the coconut and stir well. Take the processed dates and the coconut + carob + agave mixture and place it on top of the nuts in the medium sized bowl. This is where it gets messy and you mix it all together. You will probably start off like I did, with a spatula, and after about 15 seconds you will toss the spatula into the sink and dive right in with your hands. I find the easiest way to mix the brownies is by hand. You may be tempted to throw all the ingredients into the food processor at once, but be warned; when I tried this my food processor got stuck! This is why I have divided it up into 3 parts. Finish mixing well with hands. Now take the mixture and scoop onto the prepared pan. Add powdered sugar for garnish if desired. Place into fridge until ready to eat. Do not leave at room temperature or the brownies will become too soft.
Makes 12 bite-sized brownies.
As I mentioned, these brownies are guilt free! Check it out!!
At 120 calories a pop, you can have your brownie and eat it too.
You can also create brownie bites. These are my favourite! I rolled the mixture into balls and then rolled them in coconut.
Watch out- these Raw vegan coconut brownie bites won’t last long!
Thank you to Kath for this fun guest posting opportunity!