blog post 6 years ago, early 2009 was raw vegan brownies. This works very well and is very good. What’s the nutritional info without the ganache please? It may have been an issue with the chocolate I used. Perhaps this or this? Do not add water ! And the look of these brownies! Congratulations on your 5 year milestone guys! I saw someone else wasn’t able to use their blender but I was – maybe because it has multiple blades and one that is more for food processing with a bowl. Hope that helps! No after taste and it works beautifully with any recipe. Admittedly I usually do not make raw vegan desserts but I figured since I liked all the ingredients I would like the final result. Do you maybe know what went wrong? Also, you might want to use unsweetened almond milk, or soy if you so desire. Lovely pics too ?. The only change I made was to substitute hazelnut milk for the almond milk. I did modify this recipe though, I don’t have a sweet tooth really so I reduced dates quantity and added 1-2tbsp of coconut oil and little water to form the texture, they turned out amazing!!!! hi congrats on ur anniversary. Maybe. You guys are too cute, seriously. I’ll put out a little alert when we’re headed that way :D, Ahh! Hi just to let you know I didn’t have icing sugar and I used cornstarch instead worked out so good! I was drooling at the pictures when you first posted them but never got around to making them, but tonight I was so desperate I didn’t mind I only had enough ingredients for two brownies – I whittled down the amounts and oh wow, am I glad I did! I think I’ll try one of the other brownie recipes on this site and see if it hits home more for me. :). Love your brownies… They were gobbled up by both adults and kids. They make an awesome, guilt-free breakfast lol. Could I use pecans instead?? It makes baking especially tricky & this recipe is perfect for her. I chopped the brownies into 1 inch squares and put them into the freezer for enjoying a little at a time. Thank you. Spread it on thick, friends. Slice into 12 even squares (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). Congratulations on 5 years! I did however add honey to it for a sweeter taste but it tastes very fudgy and crunchy! Press the mixture into an 8" x 8" (20 cm x 20 cm) dish lined with parchment paper. I would do somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 of the ganache because it was that yummy. Sorry this is just not the right recipe for me. What could I use instead of Walnuts? But these are perfect for those sweet tooth cravings. Love this recipe!!! Tips for making raw vegan brownies Soak the dates, if needed — Give your medjool dates a good squeeze. -sara, It’s rich,velvety and soooo chocolaty.Yum……. I don’t recommend soy in most things because it does have a strong flavor. And it also tastes really yummy to add 4-5 drops peppermint essential oil for a peppermint chocolate brownie! They recently featured Iceland. Mayba Agave nectar or Maple Sirup, but the dates are moist. This is a perfect healthy recipe for kids snacktime. We have moved ten times since getting married in 2006, living in three states. But, hates the smell of brownies baking? Hi Cara! Can you actually stop just being so amazing and creating all these wonderful, delicious recipes? That fudgy ganache layer looks amaaazing! Thanks for sharing this recipe with everyone. We did it! I don’t know if it would work in a vitamix. Could it be that I didn’t let the mixture cool for long enough before adding the icing sugar? I love love love brownies. Looks yummy!! It was quite the gem from a food photography perspective :) But the recipe still works. Blend until very well incorporated, making sure to … Life, the blog, everything has sure changed but my love for the simplicity of this recipe has not! My local newspaper has a travel section on Saturday. You’re awesome! The ganache on top just rounds it out perfectly! If the brownie mixture sticks to your hands, wet your hands. You can’t even taste it. We’re always looking for ways to improve site usability. Thanks so much for the lovely review! John is a voracious reader. It. I know especially Iceland freaks a lot of people out but it’s not as foreign as it may seem, trust me. You can increase the cocoa powder to 1/3 or even 1/2 cup if darker chocolate taste is desired. Absolutely delicious. I tried it yesterday and It’s absolutely delicious. Totally making these for dessert tonight! My processor is definitely not top-notch, but I’m interested in getting a good one in the future. Hi Maggie, we are adding a feature soon that will make it easier to jump to the recipe. And I’m not just talking about raw vegan brownies – I mean the best brownies, period. i dont like dates is there anything eles i could use? Wow! I usually feel anxiety growing inside when it comes to relationships. I’ve made this recipe numerous times for events I attend. Thanks for sharing, Anna! Very satisfying and not too sweet as I wanted. I also swapped out the chocolate frosting for a very vanilla favourite of ours. You are my go to Vegan Baker. Ah, thanks, Cat! I didn’t have almonds so I substituted some cashews I had on hand. – hemp milk instead of almond milk for the ganache Do you think they would freeze ok? Congrats on your anniversary and thank you for the recipe. Dropped the almonds and used walnuts only. What a wonderful website and wonderful life you seem to have with your hubby! Just omit them or sub more chopped chocolate! I followed the directions as written. It hit the spot and the almonds lingered on the finish. Yummmm. Elizabeth at Pineapples and Polka Dots says. Two of a kind your son and my John. Blend until a 'dough' forms. ❤. I made these with the date sweetened frosting and it was chocolate heaven. Thank you:), YUM! We both think Portland, Oregon, is the greatest city on Earth (where we currently reside and intend to stay forev-ah). Is this an updated recipe? I made these yesterday and they are absolutely scrumpalitious!! You may not use all the dates. – I substituted cows milk for almond milk in the ganache and it still turned out beautiful. Best brownie recipe I’ve had, vegan and raw, thanks to my sis. Holy cow! Just one question – for the chocolate ganache, will it slightly taste like almonds or coconut? That ganache recipe is excellent. (We ate our way through town and napped all day – it was perfect.). Thank you for the recipe. Hi Moni, we haven’t modified this one. I have the exact same setting. -left out the extra 1/2 cup of walnuts and cacao nibs I followed the advice in the recipe description and used cherry Craisins in place of the raisins because I prefer them. I love them, thank you so much and happy anniversary! I added 1/4 cup of water and re-mixed to make it come together although this did make the dough quite sticky. And this is only one of the reasons why you get so many comments . Congrats on your anniversary!! :) Do you think you could use cashews instead of the walnuts? Maybe one day my family and I could visit Oregon just to check it out. Made these brownies for my department at work and they were amazing; had nothing but compliments about them, including my favourite comment of “they don’t taste vegan!” Thanks for the recipe, I will definitely be making these again! How wonderful! Which makes me sad because she’s missing out on so many good things. Please tell me you argue once in a while or I will be forced to hate you. Any more natural subs for powdered sugar? Hugs from OR! I must have made them 50 times over a few month period. I think it’s because I had no idea what consistency I was looking for so I think it may have been too liquid, I’m not sure what went wrong there. Hi Sally! Made these yesterday and they were absolutely divine! I was wondering the same thing. I’m going to try this recipe but I think I’ll substitute the powdered sugar with coconut sugar. I’m a die-hard warm brownies and cold (plant-based) milk person, but these are great. First—happy anniversary. I loved your post & everything about it. I don’t particularly like the after taste of stevia in cooked foods, so I have used successfully, for many years, ERYTHRITOL as a plant based, sugar free, zero calorie sweetener. This guide to cooking roast beef will help you create a flavorful, moist, and tender roast. Are you a brownie lover? A few years back I met one of my now closest friends who is vegan. These brownies taste so good. Hope that helps! I had never thought about vegan food and substitutes, but as I love baking for my friends and colleagues, I had to find a solution for her. Info. My favorite, far above wheaty kinds. Maybe chopped chocolate chips or a nut/seed? Love your blog! I also reccomend trying some of The Minimalist Baker’s other recipes, because they are all spectacular, and oh so healthy. I let it rest as suggested. Tag @minimalistbaker on Instagram and hashtag it #minimalistbaker so we can see all the deliciousness! First of all these brownies look delicious, but they also look mighty wet, gooey and soggy. Hope you love these. Hi Megan, we’re so glad you enjoy it! Thank you for the tasty looking recipe. I soaked Medjool dates and removes the pits myself, and used a quick 5 minute hot water soak. :). .but. Thanks for the yummy recipe! Your love of sweets vs the hubbs indifference is just like how it is in my house. Place raisins, almonds, and cocoa powder in a food processor or blender. Came out all shiny!!! Hmm, I would say you didn’t whisk vigorously enough. This also might make a good crust for a raw vegan cheesecake…hmmmmm :) Those look great! semi sweet? When I tried them they did not taste very good to me. Im allergic but would love to try out this recipe? As for the brownies, I use to make similar ones without ganache. They were so amazing! Much love! Can I leave out the almonds and walnuts and use cocoa powder for the ganache? Would you recommend another nut instead of almonds? and pretty much want to make everything! In food processor blend walnuts, dates and 4 TBPS of cacao powder. Was I ever wrong! Thank you for the laugh and the sharing! We desperately want to visit Iceland, Ireland, and pretty much every other country we haven’t been to yet. I’d put this against again non vegan dessert any day. Oh ok! I didn’t use coconut oil at all because I didn’t have any so I just used any flavourless oil (I used avocado and it worked great!) Thanks so much! I have a sensitivity to stevia and I can’t have corn in my diet so I can’t use cornstarch. Hmm, maybe heating the ganache a little before spreading next time? So glad these turned out well for you with your modifications. This recipe is something straight from the heavens. Thanks Abby! Thanks Dana:) I have made probably 20 or more of your recipes….every one is amazing! I had the same PROBLEM with the ganache being OILY… it looked like I used 1/4 cup rather than just 2 TBS of coconut oil. I just made these because I wanted to use up the dates that I had in my fridge. I’m going to give them a go tomorrow but had a question about the powdered sugar. Once I got to the step where I was mixing the dates with the nut mixture, the mixture quickly got to a point where everything was stuck to the sides or bottom, so AGAIN I scooped everything out. Thank you!! Allrecipes is part of the Meredith Food Group. Turned out wonderful! I am not vegan but a friend who comes to our weekly Bible study is, so I made these to share. What is the nutritional info, without the ganache? Line a 9x5-inch loaf pan (or an 8-inch square pan for thinner brownies) with a piece of parchment … I just made these! Absolutely delicious! I just made these! I love these brownies, have also tried with pecans, or whatever mix of nuts I have on hand. xo, I made it with out the ganache and beautiful sukkari dates and your chocolate sauce and banana ice cream. You guys are so cute :) I made these brownies today and they are AMAZING! I stumbled into your site, umm, about two years ago and it has been a deep admiration ever since. Roast beef is a classic main dish for holidays, family get-togethers, and elegant dinners alike. But it feels so good. My substitutions (due to allergies) were: That is no use to anybody. This recipe is perfection! The texture was perfect and the taste divine! I’ll deifnitely make brownies again soon. I can hardly sit down long enough to write a grocery list. I have one older sister, John is the oldest of six! Hi Cristina! I’m allergic, Hi there! Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. -needed only about 1/2 the date paste for the brownie dough, so used the rest instead of sugar in the frosting Hello. :D x. First time I tried the recipe I followed it exactly. love these… i added hand ground cardomon for that extra lift… keep up the good work :). Transfer dough to pan and press very firmly until dough is evenly distributed in the pan. Congrats on that! haha, I know! It sounds like maybe the ganache hadn’t cooled enough. It’s a complex. I’m trying to get away from any added oils. I added chocolate bits on the top, and I loved that addition. Congrats on 5 years – that’s quite a milestone :), yess!! It’s been waaaayyy too long since I’ve had any sweets! I made this recipe last weekend and was so pleased by the results. I used a Ninja Pro blender, because I don’t have a few prcessor. Yumm! I also added 1/4 tsp vanilla extract. I’m not a huge date fan either but I’ve found that when they’re mixed with cocoa they are delicious!! 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