Healthy Double Chocolate Raw Brownies

Raw Chocolate Brownies

I’ve been trying out a few of the recipes on The Vitality Detox menu plans.  Those of you already booked on the Detox have some real treats in store!

In case you haven’t guessed already, raw food isn’t about denial.  It’s about super healthy and delicious alternatives to the foods that deplete us of energy and joy for life.  You can eat these raw chocolate brownies, feel full of energy and lose weight!

Try these chocolaty delights instead of traditional brownies and cakes – they are sugar-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, vegan and delish!

And, if you’re allergic to nuts, leave out the pecan nuts for a totally nut-free healthy sweet treat.  What’s not to love?

Raw Chocolate BrowniesIngredients for Double Chocolate Brownies

  • 1 cup oat flour (made from porridge oats whizzed in your food processor or blender)
  • 1 cup medjool dates (or raisins)
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 pinch of mineral salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp raw agave syrup or raw honey
  • 1 raw chocolate bar
  • ½ cup pecan nuts (optional)

If you’re using the pecan nuts, chop them by hand or in a food processor so that they are in easy-to-bite-into bits (sometimes I do them quite chunky, and sometimes I do them smaller).  Put the chopped pecan nuts to one side.

Chop the chocolate bar into small pieces, about ½cm to 1cm in size. Put them to one side with the pecan nuts.

In a food processor, mix all the rest of the ingredients until finely combined.  If your mixture is a bit dry, add another tablespoon of coconut oil or agave syrup/honey.

Then mix the chocolate and pecan bits in by hand so they are evenly distributed throughout your brownie mixture.

Shape the brownie mixture into a large square, roughly 2cm/3/4 inch deep.  Cut the big square in thirds one way, and then into thirds the other way to make 9 brownies.

These delicious brownies keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks, although it’s highly unlikely they will last that long when you taste how good they are 🙂

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8 Responses

  1. Carol
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    Exactly how much chocolate is required please? And can I use a nut flour instead of oat flour?

    • Saskia
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      Hi Carol,

      I use 1 Ombar for the chocolate pieces. I would recommend using whatever your favourite raw chocolate is. I sometimes use my own homemade raw chocolates 🙂 And, yes, you can use nut flour instead. Nut flour will give you a heavier and richer brownie, unless your using dehydrated nut pulp from making your own nut milk. I’m sure it would be delicious! Have fun and let me know how you get on 🙂 Saskia x

  2. Linda Caines
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    These look and sound fab Saskia! Hope to give them a go very soon x

  3. Fiona
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    I’ve just made a batch of these only I used carob powder instead of cacao and used cacao nibs instead of the chocolate bar. I left out the agave due to the sweetness of the carob and bound it together with water, they are yummy! Thank you for a great recipe.

    • Saskia
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      Hi Fiona – I love your adaptation! Great for when you want something less sweet and stimulating. Saskia x

  4. Linda Caines
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    Just made these,used Fiona’s idea of cacao nibs as no suitable chocolate available. Not as pretty as your photo but delish! Thanks Saskia ♡ (don’t think I want dinner now!)

    • Saskia
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      Glad you enjoyed them Linda! I’m making more for this weekend because we’ve got visitors 🙂 x

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