Raw Vegan Brownies Recipe - BodyMind Institute

Raw Vegan Brownies Recipe

By Nicole English | Nutrition

May 11

By Nicole English

I’ve made a few variations on the vegan brownie over the years but this far exceeds the lot.

It may be the richness

  • The texture
  • The sweetness
  • The fudge factor (it’s a thing)
  • It may just be the chocolate icing

OMG the icing!!

Whatever it is – it is definitely worth making…

Let’s get down to business!

Ingredients – Brownies

  • 1 cup of walnuts (pecans will work well as an alternative)
  • 1 cup of almonds
  • 2 cups of soft pitted dates
  • 2/3 cup of raw cacao powder
  • 3 T of raw cacao nibs (or 1 cup of vegan chocolate chunks)
  • 1 t of organic ground cinnamon
  • 1 t of organi1 T of waterc ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt

Pinch of sea salt

  • Add the almonds, walnuts, cinnamon, salt and cacao powder to a food processor
  • Process until it is broken into little bits
  • Next slowly add the cacao nibs and then the dates 1 at a time
  • Once the mixture is starting to stick together, add the water
  • Remove from the food processor and use your hands to press the mixture into a lined 9 inch baking tray
  • If you want thicker brownies, use a smaller baking tin. At this stage you could also press some extra chopped walnuts or pecans onto the mixture
  • Place the brownies into the freezer to set for 20 minutes

Ingredients – Chocolate Icing

  • 1 cup of pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup of raw cacao powder
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 t of pure vanilla essence


  • Put everything into a blender on medium until it is completely smooth and creamy
  • Take the brownies from the freezer and cut into squares (around 12). Spread generous amounts of icing onto your brownies and top it off with some extra walnuts and/or nibs.

If you don’t end up eating all of your brownies in 1 day (it is possible……apparently) then store them in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for 3-4 days.

The leftover icing will be good in the fridge for 4-5 days and is great spread on sliced fruit i.e. bananas, apples and oranges.


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