In the Kitchen: Raw Brownies

I’ve been a follower of Ella’s blog, Deliciously Ella, for a while now and always marveled at the recipes she shares and her amazing food story. I find it awe-inspiring that she’s changed her diet so drastically over a relatively short space of time and has stuck to it. I know that as much as I love the ideas I could never say goodbye completely to some of the things she has done. Although I am attempting to put some of her tips into practice – adding more vegetables to my diet and relying less on unnatural sugars. But it’s most definitely a work in progress. I often look at the posts and think I really should make that it looks so easy, but to date I’ve actually only made three of her recipes – her hummus, sweet potato brownies and now the raw brownies in her recipe book. That one below!

Raw Brownies - In the Kitchen - This and That Blog

I splurged on the book a few weeks ago in Waterstones and brownies seemed the logical first recipe to make from the book. After all I do love a good brownie! To be honest with you I wouldn’t have these if I was craving a brownie as the consistency isn’t quite what I’d want but they are delicious and just perfect for filling that sweet craving mid afternoon. My Dad and I somehow managed to get through a whole tin of them in three days. Oops! And on the plus side, they are full of healthy things.

Raw Brownies - In the Kitchen - This and That Blog

If you want to make your own you’ll simply need to pulse 140g of pecans in a food processor until they’re crumbly. Then add 400g pitted Medjool dates and 3 tbsp of raw cacao powder and blend together. Once you’ve got a really sticky mixture just press the mixture into a parchment lined baking tray and pop in the freezer for one hour. After an hour cut them up and pop into a tin. Store in the fridge for up to a week.

So there we go, a super simple way to enjoy a guilt-free sweet snack (that’s if you can stop at just one…)!

-Fi x