These are possibly the most delicious thing I have ever tasted and what’s more, you don’t even need a) an oven and b) a food processor to get involved. AND they only require five ingredients and take just a couple of minutes to make. Mind-blowing stuff huh?
So if you’re pushed for time but wanted to make something thoughtful, tasty and impressive-looking for someone you love for Valentine’s day (or any other day for that matter) then this is definitely the answer. This is also a super kid-friendly recipe as well, so if you were thinking of doing a spot of baking with your little ones this weekend then this is the recipe for you!
These raw red velvet brownies are just so gooey, fudgey, chocolatey and amazing that I have to make double as much batter as I need because in between the bowl and putting it into moulds a lot of it seems to disappear – it’s just too irresistible! Believe me, these brownies will get you SERIOUS brownie points, whoever you choose to share them with. I hope you love them as much as I do (I think you will)!
- 1 cup ground almonds
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1 tbsp beetroot powder*
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- Optional toppings: raw chocolate (we used Raw Halo, but if you’re making your own just use 1/2 cup melted cacao butter and stir in 3 tbsp cacao powder and 3 tbsp maple syrup), rose petals, goji berries, chopped hazelnuts, beetroot powder
*omit this if you’re not bothered about getting that ‘red velvet’ colour (they’re just as delicious either way!)
The beauty of this raw recipe is that it doesn’t even require a food processor – in a mixing bowl combine the ground almonds, cacao powder and beetroot powder and stir until mixed together well. Then add the maple syrup and coconut oil and again stir it all together until it forms the most delicious chocolatey fudgey mixture. Mmmmm hmmmm *licks lips*.
Spoon this mixture into moulds or onto a small baking tray and press down with your fingers to make sure it’s all flat and even. If you fancy making it look prettier/taste chocolatier (not that that’s a word), melt or make your raw chocolate on the hob, spoon it on the top and sprinkle on any other toppings. Pop in the fridge for an hour then enjoy!
Love, Mrs H xx