When The Lush Scoop started years ago as a mini 'zine for uni (formerly known as The Lush Route) with an instagram page to support it, the majority of my food posts were savoury. Now as you can see, somehow I have managed to post almost completely sweet-tooth recipes on this blog and I feel like I really need to change that! There are so many delicious dinner and lunch recipes I have created over the years that I'd love to share with you all, the problem is that I generally only have time to cook big meals at night time when I'm tired - therefore I don't think of snapping a shot on my camera. I will make this happen soon, so keep a look out.
In the meantime, I have for you the most delicious simple raw vegan brownie in the universe…. well, it's pretty tasty anyway. I pretty much never measure my ingredients or follow recipes, but this was such a simple throw together of ingredients that It was pretty easy so remember. I must also add that there are millions of amazing raw vegan desert recipes out there these days, the possibilities are endless. If you throw dates, cacao and any type of nut or seed mixture into a food processor, it will taste amazing almost all of the time - so get creative people!
For the base:
- 3/4 cup walnuts
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup organic medjool dates (soaked in warm water for a few minutes)
- 1/2 cup organic raw cacao powder
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (optional, for extra gooey goodness)
- 1 TBS maca & 1 TBS mesquite powder (optional)
1. Line a cake/brownie pan with coconut oil or baking paper.
2. Process all of your ingredients in a food processor, starting with the walnuts - then gradually adding the dry to wet ingredients. Use short quick pulses to prevent it from becoming too smooth (i like my brownies to have a bit of crunch).
3. Once its sticking together nicely press the mixture into the base of a cake/brownie pan and place it in the freezer until the chocolate topping it done.
For the top:
- 2 Tbs organic raw cacao powder
- 1/3 cup raw organic coconut butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
1. Blend the chocolate mixture until smooth and creamy.
2. Tip it on top of the brownie mixture and smooth it over into a nice wave like chocolate-y swirl.
3. Place in the freezer until firm (usually about 20 mins). Serve and enjoy!!
These brownies are so amazingly decadent, chocolate-y and lush, I struggle to stop myself from eating the whole batch at once.
Love elsie xo