Raw Double Chocolate Brownies

Stick to your fingers and melt in your mouth. That’s my definition of a good brownie.

I’ve had a vision of raw brownies for a while now. Something ooey-gooey and dreamy chocolate-y. Only problem I had was with nuts. All the recipes I’ve come across contain a nut of some sort and as we have nut allergies in the family, it’s definitely a no-no. So I created a version with no nuts or nut butters, but all the super good-for-you stuff: buckwheat groats, rolled oats, chia seeds and a lot of dates (my secret obsession). And because you can never have too much chocolate, topped the whole glory with chocolate frosting. All your chocolate dreams just came true.

Super excited to share my nut-free (basically everything but chocolate -free) recipe for Raw Double Chocolate Brownies. Hope you love it!

Brownie Layer

¾ cup buckwheat groats
½ cup rolled oats
3 ½ tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp agave nectar or pure maple syrup
150 g fresh pitted dates
2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
6 tbsp warm water
pinch of salt

Start by lining a baking tray (I used a loaf pan) with parchment paper.

Place the buckwheat groats, rolled oats, cacao powder and chia seeds in a food processor/blender. Pulse until flour-like texture. Add the agave nectar/maple syrup, pitted dates, melted coconut oil, water and salt. Blend until relatively even, moist and tangible mixture comes out. Transfer to your baking tray, and press (evenly) flat. Transfer to freezer.

Raw Chocolate Frosting

1 medium-sized ripe avocado
2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
2-3 tbsp raw cacao powder
3 tbsp agave nectar or pure maple syrup

Wash your food processor/blender and start making the chocolate frosting. Place the avocado, melted coconut oil, cacao powder and agave nectar in food processor/blender, and blend until smooth. Spread on top of the brownie layer and place in the freezer for about 2-4 hours to set. Remove out of the freezer about half an hour before serving, cut in slices and enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy weekend! 🙂

x Ella



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