Low-Calorie, No-Bake Brownies — They're Vegan, Too!

Craving a chewy, chocolaty brownie, are you? These no-bake treats not only spare you having to turn on the oven during a hot and humid day, but this sugar-, gluten-, and dairy-free recipe is just 59 calories per fudgy bite. As a bonus, each bite offers almost two grams of protein and fiber.

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Just throw everything into your food processor, press into a pan, pop in the fridge to firm, and within an hour you'll be biting into these decadent, delicious brownies. And yes, they do taste divine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

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No-Bake Vegan Brownies

Cook Time1 hour 15 mins
Yield32 bites

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness


    • 2 cups rolled oats
    • 1 cup raw cashews
    • 8 dates, pitted
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 ripe banana
    • 1/4 cup applesauce
    • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


    1. Place the oats, cashews, dates, cocoa powder, and salt in a food processor and blend until everything is a smooth, floury consistency.

    2. Add the banana and applesauce and blend until a thick, slightly sticky dough forms.

    3. Spray a 7x11 pan lightly with cooking spray.

    4. Push the mixture into the pan firmly using the back of a spatula. Top with chopped walnuts, pushing them into the dough.

    5. Place pan in the fridge for at least an hour to firm up. Cut into 32 squares, and store uneaten brownies in the fridge.