RECIPE 1: IN BAKED WALNUT & ALMOND BROWNIES
All of us love the occasional brownie at a bakery. But the point is that this is always occasional due to its large sugar content. The unbaked walnut brownies are the healthiest type of brownies out there, and the best part is, they’re actually delicious. These brownies may not have sugar, butter, or flour but a quick preparation period makes this is a perfect dish to go for satisfying your sweet tooth cravings in a healthier way.
PREP TIME: 5 mins.
INGREDIENTS ● 1 ½ cups of divided raw walnuts
● 1 cup of roughly chopped almonds (unsalted)
● 2 - 2 ½ cups of pitted Medjool dates
● 3/4 cup cocoa powder
● 1-2 tsp espresso powder or you can use finely ground coffee.
● Sea salt
Step 1: Grind one cup of walnuts and one cup of almonds together to a fine powder.
Step 2: Take a bowl, add and combine the cocoa powder, espresso powder/finely ground coffee with a pinch of sea salt and keep it aside.
Step 3: Process the dates in a mixer until small bits remain.
Step 4: Put the mixture of bowl kept aside in steps 1 and 2 in the mixer and process while slowly pouring the finely processed dates in step 3. Add more dates if the mixture falls apart.
Step 5: Add the mixture of step 4 in a cake or loaf pan, and add the remaining walnuts to it. Mix properly, and eventually flatten the whole mixture out.
Step 6: Place it in the freezer for a while.
Note: You can use raw cacao instead of cocoa powder. Raw cacao has higher antioxidant content and is rich in nutritional value as compared to cocoa powder. Cacao powder lowers insulin resistance.