Fudgy Raspberry Cacao Brownies

1 Cacao Raspberry Sweet-Bowl + 6 ingredients

Makes 16 Brownies

PREP TIME: 30 minutes • COOK TIME: 60 minutes

Soy-free|Wheat-free

 

Indulge yourself with this decadent dessert that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and nourish your body! Heart healthy oats join fiber-rich dates, bananas, & raspberries, along with energizing, earthy cacao to create a fantastically fudgy confection. Enjoy this scrumptious snack anytime you need a pampering pick-me-up!

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Ingredients 

1 LeafSide Cacao Raspberry Sweet-Bowl

3/4 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup cacao powder

3/4 cup date syrup

3/4 cup fresh raspberries

1.5 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Makes 16 brownies

TOOLS NEEDED:

FOOD PROCESSOR8X8 BAKING PANPARCHMENT PAPEROVEN

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350; make oat flour by blending oats in food processor. Add LeafSide’s Cacao Raspberry Sweet-Bowl into the processor with the flour.

2. Boil 1.5 cups of water & add to processor bowl; stir into dry ingredients & set aside for 10 minutes.

3. After 10 minutes, add date syrup & raspberries to processor and blend all wet ingredients until smooth.

4. Add cacao powder & baking powder to processor and blend to combine, stopping to scrape sides as needed.

5. Line 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving the paper long on the sides to lift out brownies after baking.

6. Pour batter into pan, spread evenly, and top with chopped pecans and fresh raspberries as desired.

7. Bake for 1 hour. Set aside to cool for 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the fridge & microwave to warm before serving if desired.

 

Other suggested toppings: cacao nibs, blueberries, chopped almonds, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, almond butter, shredded coconut, raspberry chia seed jam

NOTE: for a party pleaser, serve with the banana nice cream flavor of your choice

 

TIP: for added decadence, add cacao nibs or other suggested toppings in middle of batter in pan, as well as on top if desired.

Nutrition Nugget


Cacao-nt Me In

What’s better than chocolate? Well how about “raw” chocolate, lightly roasted? The cacao bean, like other beans, comes packed with phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but no other bean tastes like… well, chocolate! And without the added sugar, nor any disease-promoting dairy! On top of all the nutritional benefits, cacao brings a light amount of caffeine too, giving an extra pep to your day without a crash. Toss some in your smoothie, or try one of the three LeafSide smoothies that deliver it (or enjoy our Cacao Raspberry sweet bowl), accompanied with a score of nutrient packed whole plant foods.

Reference: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/cocoa-good-chocolate-bad/

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