Who does NOT like brownies? Anyone? Anyone?
I hear crickets….
However, I’m guessing normally after indulging in a brownie (or a few), you feel pretty guilty, maybe a bit gassy, and you wake up with a nice little zit forming on your face the next day. I might be being a bit dramatic, but in all honesty, the side effects of eating a dairy & gluten filled brownie kinda suck!
Well, I have a little solution to all your problems: Raw Brownies! These raw brownies are gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, raw, etc etc and I promise they will impress even the most skeptical of people.
I was first introduced to the raw brownie about three years ago by my best friend’s older sister. She is big into healthy, wholesome food, and would whip us up these raw brownies in 5 minutes flat. Since then, my nutritionist friends and I have started following another site called My New Roots, which is an amazing blog written by another Holistic Nutritionist who also has a great raw brownie recipe. So, I would say these raw brownies are a combination of inspiration of the two, with a bit of a twist since I was out of certain ingredients.
You’ll notice a new ingredient that I haven’t posted about yet: carob powder. There will be an “In Mandy’s Pantry” post on this coming shortly. It just happened that I ran out of cacao powder after making one too many batches of these, so I had to substitute. Turns out I liked them even more with the carob, so I highly recommend using it.
I can’t wait to hear what you think of them 🙂