No Bake Flourless Brownies

Preparation: 15 minutes

Makes about 16 pieces

 

Ingredients:

 

2 cups walnuts

1 cup organic raw cacao powder

2 tablespoons flax seeds, ground

2 teaspoons cinnamon

½ teaspoon sea salt

2 ½ cups dates, pitted

 

Topping:

¼ cup unrefined virgin coconut oil, melted

2 tablespoons organic maple syrup

¼ cup organic raw cacao powder

½ teaspoon sea salt

 

Method:

 

  • If you are using whole flax seeds, ground them in a grinder (I use a small coffee grinder). Alternatively, you can use flax seed meal.

  • Add the walnuts, cacao powder, ground flax seeds, cinnamon and salt to a food processor and pulse until fine.

  • Add the pitted dates (if they are quite dry, soak them in hot water for about 15 minutes first) and pulse until combined.

  • Line a small container with parchment paper and press the mixture into it.

  • In a small bowl, mix together all the topping ingredients and pour over the brownie mixture.

  • Put in the freezer for 5 – 10 minutes to set.

  • Take out and cut into squares.

 

Nutrition (per piece):

 

Calories 219, Fat 18.8 g, Sat. Fat 4.2 g, Carbs 25.9 g, Sugar 16.6 g, Fiber 5.4 g, Protein 4.1 g

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