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Monday, September 19, 2011

Raw Vegan Cranberry Brownie

I love desserts and because I often eat sweets, I prefer them raw. We all know that all sweets are high in calories, but making mostly raw desserts makes me feel good and guilt-free; this way I know I get plenty of vitamins, minerals and other great nutrients and so I ignore the calories.

Another thing I love about raw desserts is that they’re so easy to make! This took me less than 5 minutes, excluding the time required for soaking and freezing.
Question: Do you know other brownie recipes that are healthy and gluten-free?

 Ingredients for 6 servings:

-       1 cup raw almonds, soaked for at least 2 hours
-       1 cup raw walnuts, soaked for at least 2 hours
-    1 cup dry cranberries, soaked for at least 2 hours
-       ½ cup cocoa (it is best to use raw cocoa if you have; you can substitute cocoa with carob powder)
-       2 tbsp honey (or any other healthy sweetener)

Directions:

Add all ingredients in the food processor and blend well until you get a smooth, sticky paste.

Place this paste in any form you’d like. Be sure to cover it with a plastic wrap before adding the paste, this way it will be easier to take it out of the form after refrigerated.

Place in freezer for one hour then move it in the fridge.

Enjoy! You’ll absolutely love this simple, healthy and delicious recipe!




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3 Comments:

At September 20, 2011 at 10:34 AM , Blogger La Bonne Santé said...

I feel the same way about raw food, if it's raw and a whole food...calories don't mean a thing. I have no problem having a really huge, rich meal of plant based, raw, whole foods even if it has like 4000 calories...it feels so great!
love the blog!

 
At September 20, 2011 at 12:23 PM , Blogger Gourmandelle said...

Thank you!
You reminded me to post the nutrition facts for this recipe and I realized that it is not that high in calories as I thought. Quantity and quality always matter when it comes to food and raw ingredients will always be the best choice.

 
At October 7, 2012 at 8:23 AM , Blogger Danielle Binns said...

Could I use raw cranberries vs. dried?

 

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