Team ELM Double Chocolate Brownies

I made these yummy, hippie (ie healthy) double chocolate brownies for my Royal Lepage Snow to Surf Team the other weekend.  Although this recipe is not in my NRG: foods that will move you cookbook, I think it might need to be added to the next edition...because judging from the number of moans and recipe requests this is a keeper!! Gluten and dairy free, naturally sweetened and full of healthy, natural fats...these brownies should make almost everyone happy!  Oh and did I mention you make the entire thing in the food processor?  Too easy!



Team ELM Double Chocolate Brownies

1 cup ground almonds (grind them as fine as you can)

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp soda

2 heaping tbs cocoa powder

1/2 cup coconut oil

4 oz dark dark chocolate (70% or higher, confirm it is dairy free if need be)

8 moist dates (medjool is best)

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

Combine all dry ingredients in a food processor.

Melt coconut oil and dark chocolate together and add to mixture along with dates and vanilla.  

Blend until smooth.

Add eggs and pulse a few times until just combined- don't whip in too much air if you want dense, chewy brownies.

Bake in a greased 8*8 pan for 18-24 minutes at 350.  Less is more!  Even under cook them very slightly as they will continue to cook a bit when they come out of the oven.

Let them cool completely (ya, whatever) then cut into 16+squares and enjoy in moderation!!

PS they are even more chewy after sitting in the fridge for a few hours:)


For more natural, whole food recipes be sure to check out my cookbook: NRG: foods that will move you!
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