Lucama Frosted Raw Chocolate Brownies

We’ve just enjoyed the most awesome ‘loved-up’ raw, no-bake, chocolate brownies and I am really excited to share the recipe. You’ll need a strong blender or even better, a decent food processor to create them. The thing I love about these raw chocolate brownies is that they offer great nutritional value as well as being vegan, gluten-free and lovingly delicious!

Makes: 8 little brownies
Preparation: 15 – 30 minutes
Waiting time: Up to 1 hour (plus pre-soak time)

Ingredients:
100g pitted dates
100g walnuts or almonds
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil

Other things you’ll need:
a small container/box/tin to put it in before you refrigerate it
parchment paper to line your container

Note about frosting: These work fine without frosting. However, if you are feeling adventurous like I was when I created them, see frosting ingredients below.

Note if you are using almonds: Soak the almonds overnight to soften them and then rinse off the tannin (you’ll see that it has leached into the soak water – simply rinse until the water runs clear). If you’d like to be super healthy and have lots of time then you might like to peel off the almond skins too (or, like me, use them with the skins on). Walnuts don’t need soaking.

  1. Soak dates for a few hours in spring (or filtered) water, to soften before blending. If you are using medjool or other soft dates, then there is actually no need to soak, just make sure they are pitted and use them as they come.

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    “pressing the mixture with a spoon”

  2. Grind walnuts or almonds in food processor to small pieces or until flour-like (or flour-like with some pieces etc.).
  3. Drain soak water from dates before adding them to food processor along with the vanilla extract. Blend with the nuts until you achieve a pate type consistency.
  4. Make sure the coconut butter is either very soft or has melted (oil) and add to the food processor along with the cocoa powder. At this stage I personally prefer to empty the contents into a large bowl and mix and press with the back of a spoon, until I am satisfied that everything is mixed in evenly… feels much nicer than the harsh blade.
  5. If you’d like it to be extra chocolatey, then add an extra tablespoon of cocoa powder or two!
  6. Line a small container with parchment paper then place the mixture in it. Compress firmly and evenly using the back of a spoon until you have a solid brownie ‘block’. Place in the freezer for up to half an hour, to firm up (or place in the fridge for a little longer).
  7. Divide into 8 little brownies with a sharp knife or add the frosting as follows for an extra delicious treat.

Frosting ingredients:
50g extra virgin coconut butter
2 tablespoons lucama powder (or carob/cocoa powder)
1½ tablespoons coconut sugar

Raw chocolate brownies

“Raw Vegan Chocolate Brownies”

You can easily make this as a chocolate or carob frosting alternative rather than lucama. I am a big lucama fan,  so it the original recipe does use lucama powder. Simply replace it with cocoa or carob powder to your preference.

  1. Gently melt the coconut butter by leaving it in a warm place for a while (you might like to do this whilst you are creating the brownie base).
  2. Add the coconut sugar and lucama powder, mixing together thoroughly.
  3. If your frosting is too runny, then pop it in the fridge or freezer to thicken it up a little until it’s more creamy (but don’t let it turn solid, otherwise you’ll have to melt it again). When you are happy with it, pour it onto the top of the compressed brownie mix that you created earlier. Pop the whole thing into the freezer for 15 minutes. It should thicken rapidly into a delectable frosting.
  4. When firm, take it out and slice up with a sharp knife.
  5. Enjoy the loved-up nurturing feeling that you well and truly deserve for creating such a delicious treat!

from my heart to yours
Trinity

Check out my other gluten-free vegan recipes here:Trinity’s Gluten-Free Vegan recipes

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14 Comments

  1. Lisa Lowy January 20, 2014 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    Trinity, That sounds very tasty. I will make some in the next few days. Just need to get all the ingrdients. Would it be possible to have a print button so that just the recipe can be printed?
    Thank you for posting such lovely recipes and inspiring me. Lisa x

    • Trinity January 21, 2014 at 7:12 am - Reply

      You are very welcome. I’ll look into the whole ‘print’ button thing. I am quite new to website design, but I agree, it’s a brilliant idea!
      Thanks for tuning in Lisa.

  2. Denise Runde January 23, 2014 at 1:23 am - Reply

    Please add me to your newsletter or email list. Great looking stuff

  3. Lisa Lowy January 23, 2014 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Wow! I have just made these amazing brownies and they delicious! I made them with organic ground almonds, so a bit of cheating. I will make the brownies again and soak the raw almonds. I am lucky to have a vitamax so making the paste was easy. Also it was very handy to grind the seeds for the seed roast. What tasty dish am I going to make next? thank you TrintyTrinity.

    • Trinity January 23, 2014 at 6:41 pm - Reply

      Yey – that’s fab! I can even taste them through the ether! Ground almonds sounds like the perfect solution.

      I am looking forward to hearing about your next tasty dish – sounds like you are on a roll! I’ve been working on new salads and things here this week… so it looks like I’ll be posting something savoury next. Trinity x

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  5. Tim Wilkinson February 1, 2014 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Great Thank you,. Made some today, however instead making into a slice rolled mixture into balls and coated in coconut. Also made some with pecans, instead of walnuts. My friends gave glowing comments. Gluten free too. Looking forwards to books arriving in Australia

    • Trinity February 1, 2014 at 11:49 am - Reply

      Great, thanks for sharing Tim – the books are en-route to Australia right now Tim 🙂
      I adore pecans, what a great idea…

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  7. Heike Schulze February 4, 2014 at 12:35 am - Reply

    Thank you, Trinity! Your newsletter came to me at the day before my friend which likes raw food visits me. So I didn’t have to google because I saw your receipe and I had all ingredients @ home and tried the cake (with lucuma). It was so very delicious! Next time I’ll make a double portion 😉

    • Trinity February 4, 2014 at 7:01 am - Reply

      That sounds like perfect timing Heike. Thanks for connecting.
      So glad that you got to enjoy these too… I love creating raw recipes, so I’ll post some more soon.
      x

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  9. Sue May 9, 2015 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Trinity, I love reading your recipes and suggestions when I sit down with my iPad for a break, but I would love to have a recipe book in the kitchen to flip through & work from when I cook. Have you produced a physical book yet? I would also like to give the book to friends & family as gifts to spread the raw food, healthy living message.

    • Thank you for your kind words. I’m delighted that you found my website Sue.
      It’s funny, the reason I started this website was because I published my first book ‘Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen’… and then thought how awesome it would be to have a website. You can find my book (ipad and pdf editions available as well as printed copies) here:
      https://www.kindearth.net/shop/
      Please do let me know if there is anything else you need to know.

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