Wednesday, July 20, 2011
My kitchen has undergone another delicious experiment with inspiration from Ani's Raw Food Essentials. Today I successfully made a really tasty brownie without baking or including: gluten, dairy, eggs or soy.
How, you might ask?
3 cups nuts (I used walnuts, but pecans or almonds would be a good choice as well.)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup pitted dates
1 Tb alcohol-free vanilla extract
1 to 2 Tb honey (maple syrup, rice syrup....ect)
1 to 2 Tb unsweetened cocoa powder
Process all ingredients together till nuts bind together with the stickiness of the dates to make a gooey batter. If the consistency is not sticky and gooey, then add more honey or more chopped dates. When the batter is ready, simply form it into squares, press into mini muffin tins or other molds to form the shape you desire. Optional: Add rice puffs after processing to add a little crunch. Serve topped with fresh fruit or a dab of cashew whip.