Raw Matcha Brownies

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Not only are these brownies delicious, but they are super easy to whip up and they look so pretty too. If you’re already hooked on matcha lattes, you’ll love discovering a whole new way of enjoying this antioxidant-loaded, chlorophyll-rich superfood. Matcha is rich in L-Theanine, an amino acid that is said to help promote both relaxation and alertness. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

Brownies
  • 1 + 1/2 cups pecans
  • 16 medjool dates (or soft organic dates)
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (or extract)
  • Pinch of sea salt
Matcha layer
  • 1/2 cup cacao butter, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup rice malt syrup (you can also use honey or maple syrup)
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder

Instructions

  1. Process pecans in a blender or food processor until they resemble fine crumbs.
  2. Next, add the cacao powder, vanilla and sea salt and process until well combined.
  3. Then, add the dates and process until a sticky dough is formed.
  4. Spoon mixture into a lined square baking tin and smooth with the back of a spoon. Place in the refrigerator to set for a minimum 2 hours.
  5. To make the matcha layer, add the cacao butter and rice malt syrup in a small glass/heatproof bowl and place over a saucepan of simmering water, making sure that the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. Stir until the cacao butter has melted
  6. Next, add the matcha powder and whisk until well combined. Spread over the brownies and place back into the freezer for approximately one hour to set.
  7. Then, slice the brownies into squares and serve. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Vanessa VickeryAbout Vanessa Vickery

Vanessa Vickery is a qualified holistic nutritionist, wellness coach, healthy foodie and mother of two young children. She is passionate about helping women and their families achieve a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life. Vanessa created Becomingness in 2014 to give women and their families wellness information and inspiration and her healthy recipes have helped thousands of families create delicious meals and desserts that work with their dietary allergies and intolerances. She is also the author of the eCookbook, BecomingSweet – say yes to dessert again!

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