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Guest Post: Raw Vegan Brownies With Raw Chocolate Frosting

Posted Mar 29 2010 11:00am

This recipe comes from Evan Thomas @ Food Makes Fun Fuel !

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Like any good recipe, this was inspired by a predecessor. I went to Grezzo’s, a raw and vegan restaurant in the Boston area, and was in love with their raw and vegan brownie I took home for dessert. But was it worth $5 when it tasted essentially like a souped up Larabar? Not quite. Instead, I fuddled around with internet recipes to find this perfect balance of flavor. The seeds in particular I picked for their subtlety and effect.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup flax seeds

3/4 cup(120 grams) dates

3 tablespoons agave nectar

6 tablespoons cocoa powder

Frosting

2oz avocado

4 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tablespoon agave nectar

Directions:

1. In a food processor, grind the sunflower seeds and flax seeds until mostly crumbs, but not to the point of becoming like butter. Add the dates and agave nectar and mix until a ball of dough forms. Add in the cocoa powder and continue mixing until well incorporated. Press into a square dish and cut.

2. For the frosting, mash the avocado until it reaches a smooth consistency. Add the cocoa powder and agave nectar and continue mixing until completely smooth. Spread over each of the brownies.

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