Raw Brownies with Mixed Nuts
Recipe from Autumn 2015 issue of True Natural Health
Preparation time 10 minutes; setting time 1 – 2 hours
1½ cups almonds and hazelnuts
3 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tbsp of coconut flakes
1 vanilla bean, halved and insides scrapped out
1 tbsp psyllium husks
300g dates, pitted
Place the nuts, cacao powder, coconut flakes, vanilla bean and psyllium husk in blender and blend until nuts are in small pieces. Then turn blender on and slowly drop in dates one by one. When dates have broken down and you have a rough paste, stop blending.
Taste the mix to see if it is to your liking. If too sweet, add a little bit of salt. If it needs sweetening, add more honey. Take some of the mixture in your fingers; you should be able to bind it together. If not, blend in some water and more dates as these are the main binding agents.
Line a tray with baking paper and pour the mixture in. Make sure it is tightly pressed and then freeze for 1 – 2 hours. Slice and enjoy!