Raw Nut-free Fudge Brownies (v + gf)

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Time to celebrate! What? A) My Dad's birthday. And B) i finished my last exam today! No idea how i performed, but what's important now is that i have semester break until April!! And lots of time to write blog entries! (and also term papers, but let's focus on the blog entries for now...)


It's always a good time to celebrate when you get to eat brownies! 




adapted from Amanda @rawmanda 

Preparation time: 20 mins (+ min. 3 hours freezing time)
Main ingredients: cacao, buckwheat, dates
difficulty level: easy
makes: 15 brownie squares
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, raw food, and delicious "even so"

1 cup buckwheat groats
1 cup dates, soaked in warm water for 1 hour (or fresh soft Medjool dates)
4 tbsp raw cacao powder (or carob)
pinch of cinnamon
2 bananas, ripe
1 tsp honey (use maple or agave or rice syrup if vegan)
10-14 tbsp water - i used the water from soaking the dates

cacao nibs
buckwheat groats

First, soak your dates. In a food processor or high-speed blender, blend up your buckwheat until it forms a flour-like consistency. Then add the soft dates, and the rest of the ingredients.

Line a freezable container with cling wrap, and fill your brownie mixture into the container. Spread evenly and sprinkle with raw cacao nibs and buckwheat groats. If you happen to have some coarse salt, sprinkle that on as well! It will intensify the chocolate flavour even more.

Freeze overnight or for at least 3 hours. 

Before serving, let them thaw a little and cut into squares. The photos were taken in frozen state - but the longer they thaw, the softer and stickier they get. I took mine in a box to a birthday buffet, but when i arrived 6 hours or so later, they were more like gooey lumps that looked a little mushy, but tasted A-MA-ZING.

See how soft and gooey they were by then?

But frickin delicious! Like raw, creamy, dark chocolate. 
I love chocolate. L-O-V-E it. And these are the perfection of raw guilt-free chocolate! Very rich and sweet, but not too sweet. Especially the cacao nibs that i mixed in the dough and sprinkled on top of it, were super yummy :)

Store in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer. 

I also like to chop it up and add it to my banana ice cream, sort of like cookie dough ice cream!

Once again, thank you Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes for adding this very recipe post to your Facebook Gallery as well as your Links We Love pinboard! :)


Other nut-free brownies you might enjoy:

Chocolate Kidney Bean Brownies (vegan & gf)
Sweet Potato Brownies (vegan & gf)
Raw Chocolate Kidney Bean Brownies (vegan & gf)