Coffee, chocolate, nuts… what else can you ask for. I simply love easy and quick recipes. It is even better when the recipe is healthy! No refined sugars added, no flours and it only takes 5 ingredients. Enjoy this guilt free treat.
Buy raw almonds and raw walnut. I look for walnut pieces as they are cheaper. Raw nuts are the way to go. They are healthier for you. I know in the past I have purchased roasted nuts because they are tasty. You never know with roasted nuts what oils they use to roast them in.
Blend the nuts in a food processor until finely chopped.
To this add some Cocoa or Cacao powder. Cacao powder is supposed to be healthier for you as it is raw. Use espresso powder or some ground coffee. Fresh ground coffee works better than pre-ground coffee.
After you blend all the ingredients together, set aside.
Blend dates until smooth. Slowly add in the nut mixture. Keep blending until the mixture begins to stick.
Add some chopped walnuts for texture.
Line a container with parchment paper to prevent the brownies from sticking. Press the brownie mixture with the back of a spoon. Press firmly.
Place the brownie in the fridge to chill for a couple hours. This will help the brownies hold its shape.
These brownies are not too sweet. They have a slight bitter flavor from the coffee. They are chewy and delicious.
Expresso Walnut Brownie
- 1 cups raw walnuts
- 0.5 cups raw walnuts chopped
- 1 cup raw unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
- 2 – 2 1/2 cups dates, pitted
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder OR raw cacao if you have it
- 1-2 tsp espresso powder or finely ground coffee (depending on preference)
- pinch sea salt
- Place 1 cup walnuts and 1 cup almonds in food processor and process until finely ground.
- Add the cocoa powder or cacao, espresso powder and sea salt. Pulse to combine and then transfer to bowl and set aside.
- Add the dates to the food processor and process until small bits remain. Remove from bowl and set aside.
- Add nut and cocoa mixture back into food processor and while processing, drop small handfuls of the date pieces down into the food processor spout. Process until a dough consistency is achieved, adding more dates if the mixture does not hold together when squeezed in your hand.
- Add the brownie mixture to a small parchment lined cake pan or loaf pan and add remaining 1/2 cup roughly roughly chopped walnuts. Toss to combine and evenly distribute, and then press down with you hands until it is flat and firm.
- Place in freezer or fridge to chill before cutting. Store in an airtight container to keep fresh. Will keep in the fridge for at least 2 weeks and in the freezer for at least 2 months.
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