Tuesday, 12 February 2013

fudgy raw brownies


Raw brownies are one of the best things in the world. They are - in my opinion - approximately 10,000 times more delicious than regular brownies and on top of that they are infinitely more healthy AND easy to make. I literally made these guys in ten minutes. They were promptly devoured in five.

I'd like to say that I won't be posting fora few days because I am going to Vancouver Island for an annual mini-vacation. Tofino, to be exact. There I will soak up the lovely rain, hug the ancient trees and frolic in the friendly sands. Oh, and probably pick up a few goodies in their raw food grocery store. It's a little town of surfers, hikers and all around kind hippies - I fit right in. See you soon!


fudgy raw brownies: makes 16

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 2 cups dates
  • 1/4 cup cacao (more or less)
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons ground coffee beans (optional but recommended)
  • pinch of salt

Put everything in your food processor and process until it is all broken down and starting to stick together. Press a bit together with your fingers and see if it holds or crumbles. If it holds - press into a lined baking pan. If it crumbles, add a few more dates and process until it holds. Put the baking pan in the fridge for 30-60 minutes, then cut and eat! Great with fruit and nut milk.

42 comments:

  1. I'm giving up chocolate for Lent starting today so yesterday I devoured two raw brownies as well as some chocolate muffins... haha :D These look lovely. Have fun on your holiday!

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  2. I haven't had this recipe exactly but had some other treats very similar as far as ingredients are concerned. They were very very good. So I will have to make some of these! On another note, have you ever had vegan fudge? I get it from The Flavor Express in Leavenworth, WA it is handmade I do believe(you can order it and have it mailed to you!! just google it their # is on the yelp page). The best fudge I have ever had. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your trip! I try to get to the rainforest as much as possible although for me being in Washington State it just isn't that far away. The scenery on the West Coast of North America is amazing. I love it here.

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  3. I made these today and pressed them into a heart shaped cookie cutter for Valentine's Day. Awesome!

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  4. Raw brownies are way better! I don't think you can get the extreme fudginess and true chocolatey-ness from regular brownies! I love Tofino- have fun!! I went there for the first time last summer. It's just beautiful and has such a great vibe!

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    1. They are indeed! Oh terrific, it's my favourite place in the world =)

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  5. These look so good. Have to tryyyy!

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    1. Thank you very much, love your site by the way =)

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  6. yes definitely a winning recipe. my wife and I both loved these. we didn't use coffee beans but will next time. super easy to make.

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    1. my name is Staley...very common mistake. :)

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    2. Oh man and I was trying to be all cool using a nick name ><

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  7. yayyy, raw brownies are the best! Have fun on your vacation!

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  8. Sounds so yummy!! Wishing that I had cashews!!

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  9. Oh god! I made this recipie twice this week! Yummy!

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  10. Does it matter if the oats are quick cooking or the "regular" type?
    Thanks!

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  11. I used this recipe (my first raw vegan recipe ever, thanks for that!) and added prunes & almonds, omitted the cocoa and made fruit bars. Lovee!

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  12. Obsessed with your recipes! Just made these and so hard not to scoff the lot in one sitting. I did crack my blender making these though, obviously it can't handle the rawsomeness! ;)

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    1. Woot! Thank you!
      Uh oh... time for a new, better one? Lol

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  13. What can you use in replace of the oats? Can't wait to make these

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    1. Buckwheat groats - they are inexpensive and gluten free =) Be sure to grind them pretty fine first though (or buy them that way).

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  14. Do you think quinoa flakes work in place of the oats. I've got to go on this no grain, no sugar (dates apparently are ok), no dairy diet to reduce inflammation. Who can give up chocolate though? A friend of mine made your Superfood Energy bars with raw chocolate on them and gave me a taste, wow! Now I have to try making them and these brownies! Hopefully I will get my husband to eat these instead of buying candy and cookies. :/

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    1. Yep, that's totally fine! =) I love hearing that! hehe

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  15. Just made these with raisins and almonds instead of dates and cashews. Delicious!

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  16. Tried this recipe today and it tastes delicious! Our food processor had some hard time to get it all mixed though, it got quite warm... So next time I think I will process the dry ingredients first and then add the dates (which I soaked for some hours first).
    Must say I really like your blog, it is such inspiring! Amazing photos.

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  17. Just made these and used just under 2 cups of dates and worked fine. I also dont have a food processor so just blended up the nuts and oats in the blender and chopped the dates by handed and also mixed everything else by hand. Not as quick as a food processor but obtained good results :-)

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  18. I just made these! Thanks for a great recipe!

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  19. I just found your blog and I love it.
    Will try this recipe soon. Is it ok if replace coconut oil with olive oil?
    Thank you:)

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    1. Thanks :) But noooo don't do that! Coconut oil hardens at room temperature but olive oil is always liquid so it would mess with the consistency. Just leave the coconut oil out.

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    2. ooh..ok..will do that..thank you.. keep posting great recipes :)

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    3. If you have trouble getting it to stick together, I add a tablespoon of pure maple syrup. I did that when I was low on dates once and have found that it works pretty well

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  20. Just tried this recipe, and it was pretty damn tasty. Popped them into the fridge afterwards to make them a little more firm. Amazing! Thanks!

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  21. just made those! really good! even my raw food sceptic boyfriend loved it :) ;)thanks

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  22. Hi! I´d love to try this recipe (and many others on your blog) but I can´t find coconut oil where I live. Can you think of a substitute? thanks!

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  23. @virginia seif - you can buy it online ooooor you can use more dates :)

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  24. I just made these and added a Tbsp of chia seeds for some extra kick! xox

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  25. I've seen that you like to use a lot of cashews in your recipes (and they all do look delicious!) but I have an allergy to cashews, therefore I can't mix any in.. I was wondering if I should just leave them out altogether or use another nut substitution? :)

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