Day 1 – Raw Brownies with Chocolate Icing

The finished product

About a week ago I had decided that I was going to make a new raw food recipe everyday for 365 days – aka 1 year!  As the week rolled on I began envisioning starting on the 1st of Jan 2013.  That I would have my blog all set up and organised.  I’d create a database for my recipes. That I’d upload weekly vids.  That I’d do 1 million things – but the reality is – I actually want to start now and all those periphal things are stopping me from ‘doing’ now.

So tonight – I arrived home from work.  A usual kind of day.  Went on my 1/2 hr walk.  Fed the kids and proceeded to the kitchen.

1 raw food recipe coming up…

Pantry and fridge check revealed I could accomplish a delish raw brownie slice… so I replaced my perfectionist idealistic notions  and just created my first of 365 raw food dishes!

This is a 15 minute recipe (provided all ingredients are on hand). I love this recipe because my kids (age 10 and 12) actually eat this and LOVE it as much as a traditional fat and sugar packed brownie slice (which I am also famous for baking).

So my recipe database is not quite prepared so here goes with the ‘word version’ of this awesome ‘quick as a wink’ raw brownie recipe.


Base: 1 cup walnuts; 1 cup medjool dates, pitted (head to the fresh food section at the supermarket – these little babies are usually near the strawberries, raspberries and blueberries); 1/3 cup cocoa powder (I prefer raw from a health food shop, but normal cocoa is fine – so is carob powder); 40ml honey or agave nectar (I love either raw organic honey or agave – both are yum)

Topping: 1 avocado; 30ml cocoa powder; 2 teaspoons vanilla extract; dash of salt (himalyan is the best); dash cinnamon


In a food processor (I use a blender stick with a food chopper attachment), process the base ingredients until they look a bit like potting mix.  In a loaf tin press the ingredients down until smooth.

In the same processor (no need to wash – I never do), process together the topping ingredients.

Smooth the topping over the base and place in the freezer (yep in the freezer)!

Give it a couple of hours and it is good to chop into squares and serve.  Any portions you don’t eat straight away are best kept frozen so they can be served fresh when a snack attack presents.

Enjoy! This one is a family fav 🙂

Ally x

Giving credit where credit is due:

Thank you Hannah on for this amazing recipe – I am now a very happy mum because my kids happily eat a wholesome brownie that it actually good for them.

5 thoughts on “Day 1 – Raw Brownies with Chocolate Icing

    1. I reckon add the agave into both the topping and the base!

      I’ve seen a few variations on this and the base needs agave to combine the base mixture better and the agave tastes great in the topping. As always, adjust to your own preference – it is just all delicious and HEALTHY 🙂

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