Vegan and Raw Brownies Are Not the Same!

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Vegan Brownies and Raw Brownies are not the same! Their flavor, texture and cooking method are very different. You can make raw brownies, vegan brownies or raw vegan brownies,. In my blog, I provide you both recipes, raw and vegan. Before sharing with you these two delicious and healthy recipes, let me explain you the vegan and raw concepts.

Veganism is a lifestyle of no eating anything from animal source and neither wearing any clothe that comes from an animal. Raw is a lifestyle where you eat uncooked food. Not always a raw lifestyle is vegan but vegan is always vegan! When you combined raw with vegan, personally for me, is one of the most beautiful, fun, creative, earthing and conscious lifestyle. I discovered this lifestyle in Instagram and since, I had learn so much about it.

A vegan based diet includes starchy carbohydrates such as rice, quinoa, potatoes, etc. Contrary to a raw based diet that includes carbohydrates such as fruits and veggies. Raw diet also includes seeds and nuts. These past few weeks I have been able to do raw cookies and brownies and I LOVE IT! It is very fun, simple, nutritious and delicious. All I need is a strong food processor, a mold and a fridge to store it.

Vegan brownies still my favorite because I like to feel the cakey texture an I love the cashew frosting on top of them! Raw brownies are gooey and delicious. Now, finally, I will share with you the both recipes and let you try for yourself which one is the most that you liked!

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Raw Brownies

yield: 16 brownies

1.5 cups any kind of nuts (almonds, walnuts, macadamias, cashews, peanuts)

1 cup any kind of seeds (sunflower or pumpkin)

2.5 cups dates

3/4 cups cocoa powder

pinch of sea salt

Procedure:

1- In a food processor add the nuts with the seeds, sea salt and cocoa powder. Process until fine crumbs.

2- Set the mixture aside in another bowl.

3- Now, process the dates in the food processor and transfer to another bowl.

4- Put back the nutty cocoa mixture in the food processor and little by little add the date mixture while processing.

5- Process until a dough form

6- Take out all the dough and transfer it to a squared mold. Firmly press the dough and store it in the fridge until chill.

7- Take them out and cut.

8- They are ready to eat!

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Vegan Brownies

Ingredients:

yield: 12 brownies

For the Brownies:

a brownie mold

organic coconut oil for greasing

1.5 whole wheat flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup agave

1/3 cup coconut flour

3T flaxmeal

2 tsp coffee flour

1 tsp baking powder

a pinch of sea salt

about 1.5 cup of water for mixing

1/2 cup sliced almonds

For the Cashew Frosting:

1/2 cup cashews

1/2 cup water

1T agave

vanilla beans to taste

Procedure:

1- Preheat the oven  at 180ºC.

2- In a bowl mix all of the dry ingredients very well.

3- Now add the liquid ingredients and stir carefully.

4- If you need more water, you can add it.

5- Once the mixture is ready, pour it over the greased brownie squared mold.

6- Put the brownies in the oven and cook approximately for 25 mins. If you want to be sure, insert a toothpick to see if they are done!

7- Once they are done, let cool completely.

For the Cashew Frosting:

1- Process all of the ingredients in the food processor until homogeneous.

Assembly:

1- After the Vegan Brownies are completely cool, pour the Cashew Frosting.

2- Cut and store in the fridge.

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