I received free samples of California Walnuts mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by California Walnuts and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Move over unhealthy brownies riddled with sugar and oil or butter, these healthy raw vegan walnut brownies are a triple threat: fudgy, delicious and healthy! They are made with a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry: walnuts, dates, cocoa powder and sea salt. I make them in my Thermomix® on the highest speed (speed 10) to blitz the dates and create a creamy fudgy paste that magically turns to “brownies” when the oils from the walnuts get released during the blending process. They are the perfect afternoon snack to boost your energy levels in a healthy way. Did you know, research suggests walnut consumption may be associated with improved cognitive function? Also, a handful of walnuts keeps you full and satisfied.
More information on snacking with walnuts can be found at https://walnuts.org/snacking/
Raw Vegan Walnut BrowniesCourse: Snacks
1 1/2 cups chopped California Walnuts
12 pitted dates
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Pinch sea salt
- Add 1 cup chopped walnuts, dates, cocoa powder and salt to a food processor and blend on the highest speed for 30 seconds.
- Scrape with a spatula and add the remaining walnuts and mix in on low speed for 10 seconds.
- Press into a smooth surface and shape into a square, about 1 inch thick.
- Wrap with cling wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour, then cut into 8 squares.
- Makes 8 brownies