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Double Chocolate Walnut Brownies

By Saturday, September 21, 2013 , , , , , ,

Being healthy doesn't mean denying yourself the good things in life, like home baked chocolate brownies. These are gluten free, vegan and sugar free, packed with protein and good fats from the nuts and antioxidants and iron from the cacao, plus they taste utterly sinful.
Makes 12 brownies

You will need:
1 cup (120g) almond meal (You can make your own like I did by grinding 120g of almonds in a food processor until it make a flour-like consistency)
1/4 cup (30g) buckwheat flour
1/4 cup (30g) oat flour (You can make your own like I did by grinding 30g of gluten free oats in a food processor until it makes a flour-like consistency)
1/2 cup (50g) cacao powder
3 flax eggs (3 tbsps ground flaxseed + 9 tbsps water)
1 1/2 cups (250g) fresh dates
2/3 cup almond milk (Or any other non dairy milk)
1/3 cup Walnut halves
1/4 cup cacao nibs

Preheat the oven to 180C and form your flax eggs by combining 3 tbsps ground flaxseed with 9 tbsps water, and leaving it to gel in the fridge for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the flours and the cacao powder in a bowl. Put the dates and the almond milk in the food processor until it forms a gooey, caramel like substance, then pour it into your bowl with the flour mixture and mix well. Add the flax eggs and mix until combined, then stir in the walnuts and cacao nibs. Pour into a greased and lined 8x8" baking tray and bake for 15 minutes, or until crispy and browned on top. Once cooled, cut into squares and store at room temperature for up to 3 days, after which time they can be put in the fridge or frozen. Enjoy!

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14 comments

  1. They look delicious, will give them a go! :)
    Also, love the new recipe index!

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  2. Your recipes are fantastic, I've made so many of them now. I love the vegan pesto, the goji power bars, dark chocolate superfood cookies and your curries. These brownies are currently baking and smell fantastic. Thanks!

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    1. Update: they're out of the oven and according to the family, the best brownies I've ever made. All credit to you!

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    2. Ahhh I'm so flattered thank you! :)

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  3. These taste great served warm with dairy free vanilla ice cream and soya custard! Reheat perfectly 40 seconds in the microwave, my family have been enjoying them for dessert all week. Thank you!

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  4. Are these brownies moist/gooey, or more hard? I personally like my brownies crunchy.

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    1. Fairly moist in the middle but a little crunchy on the outside

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  5. I would like to try these brownies but in my country ist really hard to find fresh dates... Do you know if it would also works with dried dates ?

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    1. Maybe if you soaked them in a little water to make them softer beforehand?

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  6. Can you use almond pulp istead of almond meal? I made my own almond milk for the first time today, and I dont want to throw the "leftovers." :)

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    1. That should be okay, you might just need less almond milk :)

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  7. How do we make almond milk ??
    And what are flax eggs ..?? I mean I am a pure vegetarian so is this brownie ment for me or not ??

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