Raw cooking recipes are more and more trendy and I wanted to try a raw brownie recipe. I used the recipe from the Deliciously Ella book, but you can find its new recipe here.
The principle of raw recipes and “raw food” is different from crudivorism (a branch of vegetarianism that consists of eating only raw food) . The basic principle of raw cooking is to eat foods (freshly picked fruits and vegetables, oilseeds, sprouts, seaweed, plant milks, cereals, cold pressed oils…) from agriculture organic, unrefined, unprocessed, and barely cooked. This can mean : raw, but also dehydrated or cooked at low temperature.
Industrial food is obviously completely banned from this type of diet, as well as added sugars, dairy products, salt, tea, coffee, and products of animal origin. Finally, basically…because today the raw food diet has evolved is not necessarily more 100% vegan: vegetarians do not consume raw meat but tolerate other products of animal origin (such as eggs by example), and flexitarians consume 25% raw meat.
Raw brownie : the recipe
300g of pitted Medjoul dates
3 tablespoons unsweetened almond butter
3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave
Mix the pecans in the robot until they form a coarse powder. Add the dates, cocoa, almond butter and maple syrup or agave if you want more sweetened brownies. Blend again.
The preparation will become sticky. At this time, transfer it to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press the batter until it makes a thickness of about 4 or 5 millimeters.
Place the plate in the freezer for 1 hour. After this time, you can cut your squares and keep them in an airtight container in the fridge.
To share at tea time!
NB : can be baked with other oil seeds like almonds.
Other raw recipes :