Chocolate, Coconut and Goji Brownie

CACAO, COCONUT AND GOJI SLICE

Kate Chocolate, Dessert, Gluten Free, Raw, Simple, Sugar Free, Sweet, Vegan 9 Comments

Chocolate, Coconut and Goji Brownie

I’m not a raw foodist by any means, but I do appreciate the point and it’s benefits. Usually when I make something raw, it’s because I don’t have a lot of time but still want to enjoy a sweet treat. You don’t have to spend all your days slaving over a hot oven, waiting for dough to rise or for cookies to cool. With raw treats, you simply throw all your ingredients into a food processor or blender. Most of the time I don’t even measure my ingredients because it’s really easy to just add something if the flavour or consistency isn’t right. You can also eat the mixture as you go, though I don’t know if that’s a good thing…

Chocolate, Coconut and Goji BrownieChocolate, Coconut and Goji Brownie

This slice is what I suppose other people might call a ‘brownie’ but it really isn’t. There’s nothing else like a brownie, end of discussion. These are really good though, and certainly do satisfy a chocolatey craving. They’re pretty nutritious too– loaded with the goodness of flaxseeds, chia, coconut, almonds and hemp, but most of all they’re just really delicious! Dates and goji berries sweeten the mix and I’ve topped mine with a simple cacao-avocado mousse and sprinkling of berry boadicea from the staple store.

Chocolate, Coconut and Goji Brownie

Hemp seeds are probably one of my most used ingredients in all my recipes. They’re one of very few plant-based sources of complete protein and they have such a neutral flavour that you can really eat them with and in everything. The funny thing is, they’re actually illegal for human consumption in Australia (oops) and are sold under the guise that they’ll be used externally only– apparently they make a beautiful body cream. At $60 a kilo though, there’s no way I’ll be using my precious hemp seeds on my skin. Although hemp seeds do come from the same plant mother as cannabis, they contain such a low amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (the stuff that makes you ‘high’), that eating them won’t cause you harm.

Cacao, Coconut and Goji Berry Slice

Cacao, Coconut and Goji Slice

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Almonds
  • 1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Flaxseeds, ground
  • 3 Tablespoons Hemp Seeds
  • 3 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Coconut
  • 3 Tablespoons Cacao Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Goji Berries
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Dates, soaked overnight or quickly softened in boiling water

Instructions

  1. Throw all the ingredients into your food processor and whizz until well combined.
  2. Press mixture into a lined tin or roll into balls.
  3. Eat immediately or store in the fridge.
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Comments 9

  1. Kit

    I’m such a huge fan of sweet treats like this! So excited to see your blog up and running, as I have been drooling over your instagram photos for so long. Can’t wait to start trying all your recipes. Congratulations Kate! xx

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  2. Emily

    Yum! I want to make these immediately. Do you have a recipe for a chocolate avocado mousse anywhere? This one looks like a great consistency. Thanks!

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      Kate

      I usually do:
      1 avocado
      3 tblsps cacao powder
      2 tblsps nut butter/tahini
      1/4 cup maple syrup
      1 tsp vanilla
      1 tsp cinnamon
      generous pinch sea salt
      🙂

  3. Lea

    Looks really good! Could you tell us what kind of food processor you use? I’ve been looking to buy one, particularly in order to be able to make recipes with ground nuts, grains and the like.

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