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Raw Vegan Healthy Brownie Recipe

A FitSugar Reader Recipe: Raw Vegan Fudge Brownies

If you're looking for a sweet end to your holiday barbecue, look no further than this no-bake vegan fudge brownie recipe from FitSugar reader LaurenMurphy, who posted it in our Healthy Recipe group.

Newsflash: delicious desserts don't need to be environmentally unfriendly, fatty, sugar laden, and calorie intensive to be delicious. There are decadent alternatives that don't involve 100 calorie crap packs full of artificial sweeteners and other indecipherable ingredients. I've put together an easy, fast, drool worthy, raw brownie recipe that's free of dairy, eggs, gluten, and refined sugars!

Who doesn't love brownies, and who thought that brownies could be . . . healthy? The raw cocoa used heavily in this recipe provides a hard hit of cancer-fighting and age-defying antioxidants, along with satisfying your chocolate craving without blowing your beach body plans to crap. Also, these brownies are chock full of protein with the almond butter and the walnuts and almonds in the base. So indulge without the bulge, or the guilt!

Intrigued? Read on for the full recipe after the break!
Ingredients:

Bottom Ingredients:
1 cup pitted medjool dates
1 cup mixed raw walnuts & almonds
1/4 cup raw cocoa

Top Ingredients:
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup raw cocoa
4 tbsp raw almond butter
4 tbsp raw honey

Instructions:

  1. Mix together all bottom ingredients in a food processor until well blended.
  2. Spread bottom ingredients in a large glass baking pan until evenly distributed
  3. Mix together top ingredients in a food processor until well blended.
  4. Spread top blend over bottom layer base until evenly distributed.
  5. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  6. Cut into 16 squares, serve and enjoy!
  7. Re-freeze whatever you don't eat and enjoy at a later date!

Makes approximately 16 squares.

Have your own healthy dessert to share? Post it in our Healthy Recipe group in the FitSugar Community!

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GloriaReed GloriaReed 2 years
Oh yum, gonna be my New fav treat!
Becky15314271 Becky15314271 2 years
This recipe looks great, but it's not vegan. If you sub maple syrup or raw agave netar for the honey, then you've got yourself a vegan recipe. :) I'm going to try it out with maple syrup!
Angelique14444849 Angelique14444849 3 years
Definitely try this yummy recipe out!
cuddlybear99 cuddlybear99 3 years
is it cocoa powder that the recipe is mentioning? or is it cocoa beans?
Kameesha3701680 Kameesha3701680 3 years
Any idea how many calories in all ?
Børge3400821 Børge3400821 3 years
Just wondering, when the receipt says raw cocoa, does that mean cocoa powder, or is it the more solid cocoa mass? \u00a0 want to try it, but making sure I get off with the right ingredients....
Richelle3197594 Richelle3197594 3 years
Hi. \u00a0I am going to make these beauties. Just a note though, honey is not vegan. \u00a0I will replace the honey with agave nectar or maple syrup. \u00a0
Deanna2743261 Deanna2743261 4 years
I made this today, and mine look quite pretty, though not as picture-worthy of the ones on the post ;o). My issue was my processor, that could not deal with making anything *close* to a "blend" of the nuts, cocoa and dates for the "crust"...it was a non-stick powder crumble-fest...still "yummy", just a total deal-breaker for being able to share beyond myself and my husband eating out of the pan with two forks :-/. So, I need to ask, what brand and model of food processors are you all using (please)? :-) That is, if they are wonderful and you love them and they can do dates/raisins/recipes like this with no problem? Thanks!
Jezzie2279596 Jezzie2279596 4 years
vegetarian recipe ... to be vegan you would need to use something besides honey.
jencinaz jencinaz 4 years
I made this yesterday, put in the fridge overnite and tried it today. Overall very yummy and knowing it's all healthy is fantastic! For me there are too many dates, and I used a too ripe banana and definitely not enough chocolate (i really wanted a more chocolaty flavor ;) ). I do love dates and bananas though and am enjoying all the flavor layers in this recipe, but definitely will use more chocolate (and melt it first) next time. I used an 8x8 pan - at first i used a larger pan, but the bottom layer was just spread too thin so switched to the smaller one and they look exactly like the photo! Thank you very much for the recipe!
amber512 amber512 4 years
Ciris : The ingredients are slightly different. LIke the bottom crust doesn't have banana in it like in the banana chocolate almond squares, and this calls for walnuts and almonds instead of just walnuts. Also it calls for cocoa powder instead of cacao. Although I agree, they are similar. Definitely taste different.
Ciris Ciris 4 years
I'm confused. I got here from a slide show and this looks to be the same recipe as the No-Bake Banana Chocolate Almond Squares that was in the same slide show but different picture... Is this the correct recipe?
cryssy11 cryssy11 5 years
I made some of these yesterday and let them set overnight in the fridge. They are so yummy! I didn't use almond butter for the topping, I just put a few extra almonds into the mix.
fitisthenewblack fitisthenewblack 5 years
I wonder how these compare to the ones made with black beans...they picture looks really good though
amber512 amber512 5 years
Yeah I was confused by honey being an ingredient. These look delicious though! I like maple syrup as a sweetener.
yellowgummy yellowgummy 5 years
can't wait to try out this vegan recipe!
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