The Raw Brownie

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Important things today. I've got brownies for you!

The Raw Brownie |

The Raw Brownie |

The Raw Brownie |

Raw chocolate brownies to be exact.

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Showered with more chocolate.

The Raw Brownie |

This is not the first time I've made raw brownies. I'm not really sure why it's taken me so long to share this recipe. These are not your typical fluffly, cakey brownies that are baked. The dough is made up of walnuts, cashews, Medjool dates, raw cacao powder, vanilla and a pinch of sea salt. Whip this up in your food processor and you should end up with a 'brownie' dough that looks very much like a larabar in texture and appearance. Next: press the dough into an 8x8 pan for ideal thickness. Place the pan in the freezer for at least 10 minutes and cut into squares. 

Violá! You have yourself raw brownies!

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The end result kind of blows me away everytime. All without the need for flour, sugar, eggs, or butter...Not that they don't have their own place. Whether you are gluten-free or vegan or simply none of the above these brownies will rock your socks off.

The Raw Brownie

The Raw Brownie |

by Jennifer Trennum

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Keywords: raw food processor dessert gluten-free grain-free sugar-free soy-free vegan cashews cacao powder dates walnuts bars brownies

Ingredients (12-16 brownies)

  • 1 1/2 cups whole walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 1/2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
  • 3/4 cup raw cacao powder or dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. This will make it easy to lift out the brownies later on.

Place the walnuts and cashews in your food processor and blend until the nuts are ground to a fine crumb.

Add the cacao powder, vanilla, and sea salt; process until thoroughly combined.

Add the pitted dates and blend until finely chopped. The mixture will be sticky and should easily hold together when pressed. You can test this by pressing a tiny bit of the mix between your finger and thumb.

Evenly press the brownie mixture into prepared pan. Place in the fridge or freezer for about 10 minutes, cut and serve. Store leftovers in the freezer.


Before serving try dusting a little extra cacao powder on top of the brownies for presentation and extra chocolatey taste.

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No oven required.

Have a happy chocolatey week!

No Bake Pumpkin Pie Tarts

Hey friends! Today I'm guest posting over on Running On Real Food with these amazing vegan Pumpkin Pie Tarts. I'm just so excited about it!

And these tarts! They're to die for. Just a handful of ingredients, vegan, paleo, gluten-free and so very delicious.

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From top to bottom these are moist and full of flavour with pumpkin and warm fall spices. Are you drooling yet? I am just thinking about them.

To all my dear readers in the US, these tarts would be a fabulous addition to your holiday Thanksgiving meal. I know that I will be making these on a regular basis though ;) 

Be sure to head on over to Deryn's inspiring blog Running On Real Food to get the recipe!

>> Click here for the recipe <<