Stupid-Easy Raw Vegan Brownies Recipe

These raw vegan brownies are fudgy, chocolately, and downright addictive. Best of all, they are crazy easy to whip up, anytime you are craving something sweet. 

What’s that you said? You want a link straight down to the raw vegan brownie recipe? Done!

The Raw Vegan Brownie

So. Yesterday was Valentine’s. And while the hubs and I have a standing agreement that he will be in OODLES of trouble for buying me flowers, he managed to get me a super sweet card. And I got him a scale

Does that make me a bad wife? We are both working hard to get healthy, and I figured that a scale would be motivating…right? 

Anyways…Getting a new scale means that I’m now officially 5 pounds heavier than I was yesterday. Stupid broken scale.

Now, I understand that it all depends on the time of day, how hydrated you are, and what you’ve eaten (or not) previously. This is why I strive to only weigh myself once a week, but it’s hard, Y’all. I’m a scale junkie.

SO. I was feeling sorry for myself so I decided to make some brownies to make up for it. But I wanted to be healthy, so I made raw vegan brownies. Now, some of you hard-core vegans will object to my use of honey, but I never felt it was an issue during my vegan period.

If it bothers you, you can achieve the same result using agave nectar, okay? Let’s avoid getting in-depth on the honey debate over here. To each his or her own, right?

What was I saying? Right. Brownies. After I whipped it up, it was hard to resist just eating the batter.

Or, at least, most of it. It was THAT GOOD. Okay, fine. I ate ALL of it.

I refuse to feel guilty. Okay, maybe I feel a little guilty…I probably should have shared with Ish. When you make this, share it, okay? Oh, and make it into brownies? It would be more dignified that way.

If you’re on a vegan diet these brownies would be a great dessert after one of my other vegan recipes like this delicious vegan curry

Why Raw Vegan Brownies?

Sometimes your diet needs a reset. I don’t mean a hard, over the top, strictly militant change of course. I mean, who can adhere to stuff like that?

However, inspiration to get more whole fruits, veggies and legumes into my diet is a good thing. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut. So that’s why I’m planning to follow (mostly, mmkay, I’m a realist) this 28 Day Raw Foods on a Budget Bootcamp. Starting this adventure off with brownies is a pretty good start, amiright? Even if the bootcamp isn’t in session at the moment (summer and fall), you get access to the books right away and that’s where I’ve been drawing inspiration for healthy, affordable, whole foods. 

 

Easy raw vegan brownies

The nice thing about these brownies is that they really aren’t that bad for you, we’re talking dates (I prefer delget noor dates if you can find them), almonds, cocoa powder or cacao, some vanilla, and honey (or agave for you die-hard vegans).

And, if you can help yourself, these made great snacks-just be sure to wrap them in parchment and store them in the fridge. I love sending these and my power balls with the boys for their lunches-they’re always a huge hit and they’re a great natural energy source.

No-guilt Raw Vegan Brownies

Put the almonds and dates into the food processor, and process until chunky, but not a paste. Add in the salt, vanilla, cocoa powder, and agave.

Blend into a batter. Pour your batter into an 8-inch by 8-inch cake pan lined with parchment paper.

Freeze them for 1 hour, slice into squares, and enjoy! Feel free to make these your own-they are awesome with added dried fruits, nuts, and even seeds.

 

Delicious and easy raw vegan brownies

Raw Vegan Brownies

Fudgy, chocolatey, rich raw vegan brownies that are so simple to make! You will keep coming back to this recipe over and over again. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Freeze Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup raw almonds soaked for 1 hour
  • 3/4 cup dates pitted
  • dash salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup raw agave or raw honey use less if you want truly 'dark chocolate' brownies

Instructions
 

  • Put the almonds and dates into the food processor, and process until chunky, but not a paste. Add in the salt, vanilla, cocoa powder, and agave.
  • Blend into a batter. Pour your batter into an 8-inch by 8-inch cake pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Freeze them for 1 hour, slice into squares, and enjoy! Feel free to make these your own-they are awesome with added dried fruits, nuts, and even seeds.
Keyword raw vegan brownies, vegan brownies

For more delicious and inspiring raw foods, on a budget that works for you, check out the 28 Day Raw Foods on a Budget Bootcamp to get the cookbooks FULL of great ideas. Still hungry? Try our Vegan Cupcake recipe. 

 

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12 Comments

  1. ThaiHoa on February 17, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    we have been buying the raw nuts in bulk at whole foods, yummo! but as far as brownies go….hmmm….i def did not go there V-day. i made a very unhealthy but delish batch.

  2. An on November 4, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Honey isn’t vegan!

    • Brea on November 7, 2016 at 8:14 am

      You’re right! I’ve updated the recipe to use Agave for those who are vegan.



  3. Amy Mc Colgan on November 5, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Sorry, this isn’t vegan…

    • Brea on November 7, 2016 at 8:15 am

      You are right, Amy! I’ve updated the recipe!



  4. Caron Harada on September 29, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    5 stars
    Hi! It’s 2019 and I’m a non-vegan and this is an awesome recipe. I added cacao nibs and some chocolate chips and rolled them into balls for ease of travel. They are sooooo simple and so good!

  5. Jessica on February 12, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Can you make these with coconut flour? I have a family member who has celiac and a nut allergy.

    • Anne on February 16, 2020 at 7:57 pm

      Hi Jessica, no, not this recipe. Coconut flour would be grainy and as they are not cooked, would not taste very good.



  6. Sara on February 25, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Can I do walnuts or pecans? I’m currently out of almonds… only have a handful
    Also do the pitted dates need to be soaked as well? Mine are kind of tough so I was wondering bout that

    • Anne on March 24, 2020 at 8:47 am

      Yes, you definitely can.
      If your dates are dry, yes, soak them in boiling water for approximately 2 minutes so that they become moist but not gooey. These work best with really fresh, squishy dates, but that’s not always what I can get!



  7. Caroline C on August 3, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Can I use any kind of seed instead of almonds? I’m allergic to nuts.

    • Anne on September 1, 2020 at 11:53 am

      Yes absolutely 🙂



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