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!
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.
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…)!