A few days ago I saw a post for a raw chocolate brownie with only two ingredients. I was intrigued so I followed the link. The two ingredients were dates and cacao powder. Now, while that might make a tasty snack, without any fat it doesn’t really make a satisfying brownie. So here is my simple brownie recipe, four necessary ingredients and one optional:
- 80g dates (weight after removing stones)
- 95g mature (brown) coconut meat
- 3 tablespoons cacao powder
- 3 tablespoons carob powder
- optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
I used deglet nour dates, if you use medjool dates then you might need to adjust the recipe slightly as medjool are sweeter.
Remove the date stones and chop the dates and coconut meat. Process well in a food processor.
Add the cacao and carob powder and the vanilla if you are using it and process again, it should start to thicken up, although it is still very sticky! You could add more of either powder if you need to make the mixture a bit thicker.
Enjoy! What’s your favourite simple recipe?