Fudgy, chocolatey brownies are delicious, but what if you were able to make them yourself without even baking them? And what if they could be healthy as well? It’s not a dream! This recipe uses only raw ingredients. All you have to do is blend them together and then put them in a pan to refrigerate them and let them set. They include coffee beans to make the chocolate flavor richer.
Chocolate and Coffee Flavors
If you’ve baked with coffee and chocolate before, you know that coffee enhances the flavor of chocolate. Adding coffee to a brownie recipe ensures that they will taste deeply of chocolate.
Since these brownies are no-bake, it’s even more important to use great-tasting coffee beans. Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee is high-quality and made from a blend of beans from Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras. When you use Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee, you can be sure that you’re doing what you can to avoid acid reflux if you’re a person who is sensitive to acidic foods and beverages such as coffee. Whole Bean French Roast is a great choice and guaranteed fresh and organic.
Nutrition in This Recipe
This recipe isn’t just delicious and easy. It’s healthy! It is made with raw ingredients, and there are no eggs, butter, or refined sugar. Instead of using a high amount of butter to make it - and ending up with greasy brownies packed with saturated fat - this recipe uses a small amount of coconut oil and gets a load of healthy fats from peanuts or cashews. Plus, there’s a fiber bonus!
The recipe is cholesterol-free, since it doesn’t have eggs or any animal products. It has whole grains from the oats, and no refined flours or white sugar. Plus, it’s packed with fiber!
Recipe for Healthy No-Bake Fudgy Raw Brownies with Coffee Beans
And now, here’s how to make these delicious and healthy brownies!
Makes 16 brownies
1 cup of rolled or quick oats
1 cup of peanuts or cashews
2 cups of dates
¼ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder (baking cocoa)
2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
3 tablespoons of ground coffee beans or 2 tablespoons (¼ cup) of whole beans
¼ teaspoon of salt
If you are starting with whole beans, grind them to a fine or coarse grind according to your preference.
Put the ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse gently to medium until a batter starts to form.
Test how well it sticks together by checking it with your fingers. If it is still crumbly, add more coconut oil and process the batter again.
Once the batter is the right consistency and holds together, you can put it in a 9 x 9 pan. Remove the batter from the food processor and press it down into the pan.
Leave the pan in the refrigerator for 1 hour to 90 minutes. Check it and when it’s set, the brownies are ready.