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Vegan Brownie Recipe

A healthy brownie made with almonds and cocoa powder
Prep Time 30 mins
Freezing Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Fireless

Ingredients
  

For The Cake

  • 300 g Almonds Or 3 Cups Almond Meal
  • 15 Dates
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup or Honey
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Pinch Of Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder

For Icing

  • 20 g Dark Chocolate
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 50 ml Coconut Milk

Instructions
 

Prepare the pan

  • Take any pan of your choice, be it square or rectangle and of any material. I used a 5'' rectangle glass bowl for this much quantity.
  • Grease it lightly.
  • Take parchment paper and lay it inside the pan in such a way that not only it covers the pan but also hangs outside. As we will be using this extra parchment paper only to remove or lift the cake from the pan.
  • keep it aside

Make Almond Meal

  • Put around 100 g almonds in the bowl of the food processor and powder them using the PULSE function. You will have to do it multiple times to get a fine powder. In between, you may sift the mix and then continue processing the bigger particles. Repeat the same with the rest of the almonds. In all. you need 3 cups of almond meal.
  • It remains good for upto a week in the refrigerator, so better is to make it ahead.

Soak Dates

  • Soak pitted dates in a bowl of water for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Put the soaked dates in the strainer.
  • Squeeze these between your hands as to get rid of excess water in them.

Make the Cake

  • In the food processor bowl, add almond meal, soaked and squeezed dates, honey, cocoa powder, lemon juice and salt.
  • Blitz it till the mix comes together like a ball, around 15 seconds. Do not run the processor for more than 30 to 40 seconds at a time else the almonds will release oil.
  • If the mix is too wet, then add little more almond meal.
  • Put all the mix in the prepared pan and press it evenly using a potato masher or press it with a piece of parchment paper.
  • Keep it in the freezer for an hour.
  • in the meantime, prepare the icing.

For Icing

  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients and keep it in microwave for 30 seconds. Mix everything.

Assembly

  • Take out the pan from the freezer.
  • Holding the parchment paper, remove the brownie from the pan.
  • Take off the parchment paper.
  • Cover it with chocolate ganache or just put it on the top.
  • Decorate with nuts etc.
  • Again keep it on the freezer for half an hour so that the icing sets nicely.
  • Your No bake brownie is ready.
  • Serve it with love, cold coffee optional.

Notes

  1. You may use readymade almond flour for making this cake. In that case, skip the steps mentioned for making the almond meal.
  2. Keeping the brownie in the freezer, gives it a perfect texture so do not skip it.
Keyword No-Bake Brownie, Oven-less Brownie