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Raw Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies | GF Vegan | Lemons and Basil
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Raw Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies | GF Vegan

These Raw Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies are a serious FAV in our house. I literally make a batch just about every week and my kids beg for them - so yummy!
Prep Time15 mins
Chill Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert/Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dates, gluten-free, healthy dessert, raw brownies, vegan
Servings: 16 brownies
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Kaylee Pauley

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond butter*
  • 1 cup packed dates*
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder*
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder* approximately 2/3 cup
  • 3 tbsp tbsp maple syrup*
  • 2 tbsp almond meal
  • 2-4 tbsp water

Instructions

  • Line 8x8 dish with plastic wrap.
  • If you’re using Deglet dates in place of Medjool dates, soak them in water for 10-15 minutes before using. If Medjool dates, no need to soak.
  • Add almond butter, packed dates, cacao powder, protein powder, maple syrup, almond meal and 2 tbsp water to bowl of food processor.
  • Process for 20-30 seconds, then pause to scrape down sides and add additional water if needed. (Medjool dates tend to need less water added while dogleg dates or others need more). You’ll know the “dough” is ready when the mixture pulls away from the bowl sides and can be easily pinched and held together.
  • Add dough to 8x8 lined pan and press firmly until brownies are evenly spread and well packed. If desired, add chopped chocolate chips to tops of brownies and press firmly.
  • Refrigerate 20-30 minutes, then using plastic wrap, life the brownies out of the dish and cut into 16 pieces and enjoy!
  • I like to store mine in the refrigerator then allow to sit out a few minutes before eating. For a softer brownie, can store them at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Notes

  • Peanut butter is a great substitute in this recipe for the almond butter if preferred.
  • For the dates, if you’re not using Medjool dates, make sure you soak your dates first to add moisture and soften them up.
  • Cocoa powder can be substituted for the cacao powder.
  • I like to use Plant Era’s Chocolate protein, but any (plant-based) chocolate protein should work.
  • Honey can be used in place of maple syrup if vegan-friendly is not needed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 4mg