Raw Fig Brownies
This is a great recipe to make for parties or potlucks. Vegetarian, Non-vegetarian, Vegan, Raw vegan, you name it, they will all love this recipe. Its light, gooey and delicious!
My family loved these raw fig brownies and they were completely surprised when I told them it was raw. My husband said it reminded him of the fig newtons he enjoyed so much growing up. I hope you enjoy and share them with your family & friends!
For this recipe you will need…
2 cup dehydrated figs
2 cup walnuts (optional)
2 cup organic dates
½ cup cacao powder
¼ cup shredded coconut
Combine all ingredients into a food processor. Blend until a dough like consistency. Place shredded coconut into your brownie dish and level out. Then add dough to dish and begin to press out evenly. Set in refrigerator until topping is ready.
Tip: the shredded coconut is not necessary. It does help to prevent the dough from sticking but with or with out it tastes great.
1 cup cashews (soaked 20 min)
½ cup water
1 vanilla bean
2 tbs raw honey or 2-3 dates
Place ingredients into blender. Blend until creamy consistency. Place 2 tbs of cream into a small container and set aside, this is for your chocolate drizzle. Pour the remaining cream on top of the brownie dough. Set in refrigerator.
2 tbs cashew cream
¼ cup cacao powder
1 tbs honey/ maple syrup
Combine ingredients into small container. Mix with fork until powder is dissolved. Pour over cashew cream topping and mix with your fork. This gives it a swirly look topping. Let this set in freezer for 1 to 2 hours. To cut, pop out brownie and cut while still a bit frozen let it thaw out for 30 min to an hour before serving. This recipe makes 16 small pieces.
Tip: This recipes has a light sweetness, if you like sweeter brownies add more dates to your brownie dough.
Serves: 8 people
Raw cacao beans are rich in antioxidants, which lower free radicals (chemicals that can alter or damage the body). These beans offer some iron and calcium, but are particularly rich in magnesium. Cacao has more antioxidant flavonoids than any food tested, including blueberries, red wine, and green teas. Cacao may also help to fight cancer, heart disease and aging through its antioxidant boosting effect. Cacao may also provide antidepressant benefits, it contains phenethylamine, which is a neurotransmitter found in the brain that acts as a mood elevator and natural endorphine booster. Despite all of the possible benefits, cocoa does contains caffeine, which may have negative effects, such as insomnia, on caffeine-sensitive individuals. Eat in moderation.1