The Fudgiest Paleo Walnut Brownies
Not sure about you, but I could easily eat an entire tray of those gooey, fudgy box-mix brownies in one sitting. Needless to say, though, I would NOT feel too great about it afterwards. The guilt would set in real fast and my body would probably bloat up like a balloon before it ultimately rejected the whole thing.
The unfortunate reality is that those box-mix brownies are nothing but bad for your body (great for your soul, nonetheless). One or two every once in a while is good, but as an everyday snack? Not so much. That’s exactly why we created these fudgy, chocolatey Paleo Walnut Brownies for you to enjoy without all the guilt. Made with all whole-food, plant ingredients, your body will thank you for the healthy swap that definitely does not lack in flavor.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour
1 c fresh medjool dates
½ c creamy peanut butter
¾ c nut milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax + 2 tbsp water)
1/3 c dark cocoa powder or cacao powder
1 c almond flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
Pinch of sea salt
½ c chocolate chips
optional: ½ c walnuts
Combine ground flax and water and let sit for ~10 minutes. Blend dates, peanut butter, nut milk, and vanilla extract in a food processor until it forms a paste and there are no date chunks.
Add cacao powder to paste and blend again.
In a separate bowl, mix together the almond flour, baking powder, and sea salt. Add the chocolate date paste and flax egg to the dry ingredients and stir until well mixed. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Grease an 8×8 pan with coconut oil and bake at 350 degrees for about 28 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.