Brownie is kind of a magic word for a lot of people around the globe!
Brownie means something chocolaty, fudgy, sweet, crunchy and decadent. And you suddenly realize it’s coffee, chicory or tea o’clock!
I feel like there are hundreds of brownie recipes to come on my website, so please follow and check out new creations.
Brownies are always about a crust + the frosting. So it’s a matter of what dry and glue ingredients you have on hand. I mean brownie is basically nuts and dried fruits. And there’re plenty of combinations really to try out!
For now, let’s talk about these cute crunchy on the top and gooey at the bottom squares I just made (and I feel you are about to, too;)).
I’m a huge Brazil nuts fan at the moment so I used them in my crust. But since Brazil nuts are quite heavy, I thought it’s best to mix them up with almonds. 50/50. So the crust is very simple: 1/2 cup brazil buts, 1/2 cup almonds, 1 cup dates, 1 tbsp of raw cacao powder and salt. No sweetener needed because dates are way too sweet.
For the frosting I craved something citrusy-chocolaty, so I used 2 tbsp of coconut oil, 1 tbsp of raw cacao powder, 1 tbsp of maple syrup, 1 tbsp fresh orange juice + orange zest, 1 tsp of cacao nibs.
Cacao nibs, I could literally use them everywhere. I really love their bitter taste and hard texture, but they add amazing crunchiness to any dish. They worked just perfectly with my orange brownie frosting! Moreover, cacao nibs are superfoods!
It’s amazing how tiny details can change the whole story. In my case it’s the orange zest – adding it makes a total difference to the whole brownie.
I really hope you enjoyed it, guys! Please let me know how it turned out and share your ideas.
#healthyfoodembassy is a hashtag if you wish to share your amazing creations!