No bake, no added sugar brownies
I have been on a diet recently and managed to shift a few pounds, and a big part of the shift has been achieved by cutting out the sweet stuff and my big weakness chocolate.Apart from managing your weight, cutting back on sugar is a good idea for your skin too, as it attacks collagen, which you need to keep your skin looking good.
However, I do have a sweet tooth and a life without any treats would be very dull. But I want to know, more than ever, what is actually in the food that I eat.
So whilst trying to curb a recent sugar craving I conjured the recipe below. It is not sugar free but the sugars are natural and whilst the fat content is high – it is the good or better sort.
My quantity didn’t make very many brownies but this was a conscious decision as I know what I am like when it comes to sweet things – I have a tendency to hoover them up in one go!
Brownies: Most definitely contain nuts?
- 50g pecan nuts*
- 50 g walnuts*
- about 12 dates
- 50g The Groovy Food Company Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- 2 teaspoon Sweet Freedom Choc Shot
- 1 teaspoon Green & Blacks Organic Cocoa Powder
Put the nuts and dates in a food processor and pulse until they resemble breadcrumbs.
You may need to add a few more dates, you should be able to squish the mixture together and it should hold its shape. I find that if it doesn’t fall off a spoon it is done.
Make your topping – (entirely optional)