A lovely friend sent me a link last night to a whole stack of delicious Raw Desserts!
I had to immediately get to work and start making them.
I feel like I have processed walnuts and dates to death – but this has some oats in it too… and well I couldn’t resist changing this one around a little bit and adding some coconut oil 😉
Ingredients:..makes 9 squares…
3/4 cup raw oats (you can get these from the health food shop – they are called ‘steel cut oats’)
3/4 cup walnuts (I always soak and dehydrate mine before I use them – they taste less bitter and are easier to digest)
4 Tbsp. cacao powder
1/2 Tsp. cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
6 Tbsp. dates, soaked for at least 2 hours (I leave a tub of dates soaking in my fridge)
1 Tbsp. maple syrup (or honey, agave nectar, coconut nectar or rice syrup)
1/2 Tsp vanilla bean paste
1 Tbsp, coconut oil, melted
In a food processor, mill the oats until they are flour like.
Add remaining ingredients and process until all ingredients are well combined. Takes a few pulses.
The mixture is quite sticky so you may need to employ a metal spoon to assist with press into a lined square container.
I like a good fat looking brownie, so I have used a square 12cm plastic container as my ‘brownie’ pan.
Once you have your mixture flattened into a container – place in the fridge for 1/2 hour.
Serve with a sprinkle of cacao and some chopped nuts – or just how you please.
I quite like the ‘oatiness’ of these recipe 🙂 A little different…