Raw Frosted Walnut Brownies

February 10, 2020

Raw Frosted Walnut Brownies

If you’re looking for a new recipe to try that’s raw, refined sugar free, gluten free that’s also chewy, rich and with a little bit of crunch...stop looking. You’ve found it.

This recipe also adds some omegas, antioxidants, potassium and fibre to your life while making your tastebuds dance at the same time. Be sure to save this one, you'll want to make it time and time again. 

 

Raw Frosted Walnut Brownies

Author: Nutrition in the Kitch

 

Ingredients:

Brownies:

  • 2 cups pitted dates (very soft, or soak for 10 minutes in hot water then drain)
  • ¼ cup cacao powder 
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups raw walnuts

Chocolate Frosting:

  • Flesh of 2 ripe avocados
  • ¼ cup raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup cacao powder 
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Toppings:

  • ⅓ cup crushed raw walnuts
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt (optional)

 

Instructions:

  1. Add the dates to a food processor and process on high to break into smaller pieces.
  2. Add in the cacao, vanilla, almond milk, and sea salt and process again until a dough-like texture is achieved.
  3. Using a spatula, scrape the dough from the processor and transfer to a bowl.
  4. Next, add in the walnuts and pulse until crumbly.
  5. Add the dough mixture back to the food processor with the walnuts and process so that the walnuts can blend together with the dates until everything is well combined (you may need to use a spatula to scrape the sides periodically), this is the brownie mixture.
  6. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and transfer the brownie mixture to the pan and press firmly and evenly into the pan.
  7. Place the pan in the freezer to set and then prepare the chocolate frosting.
  8. Rinse the food processor and wipe clean, then add in all of the frosting ingredients and process on high until completely smooth.
  9. You may also need to use a spatula to scrape the sides periodically as you blend together the frosting ingredients.
  10. Transfer the frosting to a bowl and set in the fridge to chill for 20 minutes as the brownie batter continues to set.
  11. After 20 minutes, remove the brownie pan from the freezer and spread the frosting evenly over the brownie layer.
  12. Sprinkle the crushes raw walnuts over the frosting and sea salt if using.
  13. Return the pan back to the freezer for another 20-30 minutes to set, or until the frosting is mostly firm to the touch.
  14. Once frosting is the right consistency, remove the pan from the freezer and cut into 9 brownie squares.
  15. Enjoy!

 




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