What kid doesn’t love a brownie? Problem is they are soooo rich in sugar and generally pretty damn nutrient-poor so they mess with your blood sugar levels pretty badly. Plus, they require baking, which in the summertime is big no-go for me. I would rather spend the time outside, enjoying the sunshine and gorgeous weather, which in Canada only lasts like, two months.
That’s where these super nutrient-dense, deliciously fudge-y, raw brownies come in. Not to mention that they freeze fabulously, so you can manage the temptation to eat the entire batch in one sitting. These brownies are great for stabilizing blood sugar levels and giving kids the energy they need to run around for hours.
They are also the perfect guilt-free snack to enjoy when you are PMS-ing because they help with muscle relaxation (hello uterus) and boost serotonin levels in the brain elevating your crappy mood to a happy mood. So what are you waiting for? Go whip up a batch!
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- 2 1/4 cups Medjool dates, soaked
- 1 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup hemp hearts
- 2/3 cup raw cacao powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Place dates in the food processor and blend until a paste forms.
- Add the nuts, hemp hearts, cacao powder, and sea salt and process until a dough forms.
- Use your hands to press the dough into a parchment paper lined square pan.
- Cover with a piece of parchment paper and use a spatula to further flatten the top of the brownies.
- Place the brownies in the freezer to set while you make the ganache.
GF, DF, SF, GRF, VEGAN, VEG, and PALEO, PRIMAL without the ganache
- 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Melt coconut oil in a small pan over medium heat.
- Add the chocolate chips and stir continuously so that the chocolate does not burn.
- Remove from heat and whisk in the maple syrup and the sea salt.
- Thin out the ganache to desired consistency by whisking in your desired amount of almond milk.
- Remove the brownies from fridge and spread desired amount of ganache on top.
- Save any unused ganached for your next batch of brownies, which you will likely whip up again tomorrow 😉
Adapted from Minimalist Baker.