Plant based Munchies

A journey towards whole food, plant based, healthy eating….

Chocolate brownies


Healthy brownie goodness

Everyone loves brownies. I remember in pre-vegan days, someone I worked with used to make THE most divine gooey chocolatey buttery goodness of brownies. Though I still have fond memories of those brownies, life moves on and now I think times have changed! Natural food and natural flavours really are immense and far outweigh butter and sugar. Perhaps it takes getting used to, to retrain those sad little tastebuds? πŸ™‚ But regardless, here is a recipe that will knock your socks off πŸ™‚

Healthy brownies. Now let me say, these ones are not the best I have made – but I’m altering the recipe below to make them more moist. I had too many nuts and not enough dates and though they taste good, they really are a bit crumbly. But the recipe stands corrected so if you try it, you’ll be right πŸ™‚


2 1/2 cups Medjool (fresh) dates (if you don’t know these, they usually next to the baby spinach etc in the supermarket fridge)

1 cup almonds, ground

1 cup walnuts, ground

1/2 cup pecans, lightly chopped (or whatever nuts you like!)

3/4 cup raw cacao

pinch salt

1 T coconut oil


Blend the ground walnuts and almonds (or just grind them in a food processor until fine), add in cacao, salt, oil and dates and process. Then mix in by hand, the 1/2 cup of other nuts to give a crunch in the brownie.

That’s it! Pop it in a container and press down until flat, and refrigerate for an hour or two before you cut it.

NB. I quite like added flavour in these too. Try a couple of tspns of espresso powder or orange zest or vanilla. You could also lessen the nut content and add in coconut if you like too. Possibilities are endless!



Author: Rah

2 thoughts on “Chocolate brownies

  1. Yummy! I saw this picture posted in my reader and had to stop by πŸ™‚ Love that this recipe has few ingredients and the use of natural sweetener using dates. Thanks for posting and looks delicious!

  2. Thanks – it really is so simple. Next time I’ll post a pic when it’s a little less nutty and a little more moist. They are delicious.

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