It’s almost Valentine’s Day, one of the only days when it’s acceptable to binge on heart-shaped anythings that are excessively sweet or chocolately, but I must maintain my passion for healthy-wholesome-eating. With that in mind I decided to share with you the one recipe that is Cupid approved…

Introducing Healthy Fudgey Brownies. In my experience, these are the real magic brownies!

Must haves:

Follow in Cupid’s footsteps:

  • Blend the nuts (either the pecans or almonds) in a food processor until they form a flour-like consistency. Add the dates, raw cacao and maple syrup and blend again. Keep blending until the mixture sticks together.
  • Taste to see if you want to increase the maple syrup or raw cacao powder, based on your sweet-chocolatey preference.
  • Place the mixture into a baking tray and freeze overnight. If you cannot wait, then freeze the mixture for at least 3-4 hours to allow it to set.
  • Cut and store in the fridge to retain freshness.
  • Devour with your valentine.

Why these brownies are Cupid’s favorite:

  • They are unbelievably sweet, gooey, rich and they melt-in-your-mouth.
  • They remind Cupid of heaven, which is his home.
  • They take him just 5 minutes to make and is the perfect treat when he is on a love-run.
  • They are sugar, dairy and gluten-free.
  • They are packed with fiber, protein, antioxidants and goodness.

The Inside Story:

  • The stickier dates are usually the Medjool variety
  • Ensure that the almonds are not GMO (genetically modified). GMO almonds are usually cheaper, yuckier and have more bad than good in them. 99% of California Almonds (the cheapest ones in the market) are GMO.
  • If you are a stickler for health like I am, I suggest you buy raw cacao beans and pound them to powder after cracking open the shells.
  • Ensure that the maple syrup is without any icky artificial sweeteners, flavourings or additives.

-For your convenience, by clicking on the underlined ingredients you will be automatically be redirected to a website where you source them from. 

-Photograph & video by Nithin Barath, BV Vishnu and Dinesh

  • Shruti
    July 4, 2015

    Nice!! I’ll try for sure tysm

    • Ishika Sachdev
      July 4, 2015

      Oh Yay! So happy you found the video 🙂 Let me know how it turns out for you! Hugs – Ishika

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