The popularity of raw treats these days doesn’t just owe to the wholesome nourishment provided by raw healthy ingredients or to the simplicity of making goodies without having to cook. The fact is that raw treats are every bit as delicious — or even more so — than the baked delights we grew up with. It’s quite amazing what you can do without flour, eggs, milk or a stove or oven.
Take these raw cocoa brownies for example … so rich, fudgy and attractive that no one would ever guess that they didn’t come out of a bakery. Or that they’re packed with protein and fiber. These no-cook brownies with warming spicy undertones of fresh ginger and cinnamon topped with a sweet maple syrup and nutty pecan smothering of goodness are every bit as decadent tasting as sugar-laden treats from a bakery, but without the guilt.
Note: Coconut butter is a smooth spread made from the flesh of coconuts, thicker and more coconut-tasting than coconut oil. You can make it yourself at home if you have the time and patience, but it is readily available in natural food stores and large grocers where you may find it under the name of coconut manna.
|Raw Cocoa Gingerbread Brownies|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner
Published on October 20, 2015
Rich fudgy cocoa no-cook brownies with warming undertones of fresh ginger and cinnamon — you won’t believe that these are raw and packed with protein
Makes 16 2-inch brownies