Dr Greger's Fudgy No Bake Brownies
I've had lots of you asking me how to make the brownies I posted in my Instagram Stories after my Zwift workout this week. The truth is my hubby is the head chef in our house and made this batch, but this recipe is so simple that even those with more simple cooking skills, like me, can whip them up (and did I mention that they're 'no-bake')?
These brownies only have 5 ingredients, with the key one being dates. Dates are a very healthy & nutritious fruit to include in your diet as they are high in several nutrients, fibre and antioxidants. All of which may provide health benefits ranging from improved digestion to a reduced risk of disease.
A 100g serving of dates can provide up to 20% of your Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of Potassium, 14% Magnesium, 5% Iron and 12% of your Vitamin B6 requirements. It also contains nearly 7 grams of fibre (1), which is beneficial for preventing constipation (yes, your Granny was right) and may help with controlling blood sugars (2).
"A quick and easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping it healthy" The How Not to Die Cookbook
This plant-based recipe is by Dr. Michael Greger & Robin Robertson from The How Not to Die Cookbook. You can also find it, along with other fabulous food facts & nutrition inspiration on the Nutritionfacts.org website. I'm sure this will become one of your favourite sweet fixes. Once you've made it a few times, try to 'freestyle it' by playing around with using different nut butters or toppings. Freeze dried raspberries as a topping are delicious!
Equipment - Food processor, 8-inch square baking pan, baking or parchment paper
1 cup walnuts
1 1/3 cups dates, pitted
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup crushed pecans
Vegan, Dairy Free, Contains Nuts
Serves - 16 approx.
Grind the walnuts and dates in a food processor until finely ground. Add the almond butter and process until well mixed. Add the cocoa powder and pulse to mix well.
Transfer the brownie mixture to an 8-inch square baking pan. (If you line the pan with parchment paper, it will make it easier to remove the brownies). Use your fingers to press the mixture evenly into the pan. (You can place a piece of parchment paper on top of the mixture as you press it into the pan to prevent it from sticking to your hands).
Once the brownies are firmly pressed into the pan, sprinkle the top evenly with the crushed pecans, pressing them into the top of the brownies.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares.
Enjoy with an warming oat milk latte on a wet & windy autumn day or as a post workout snack. Want more tasty treats like this? Then sign up to the AdamsEve Newsletter to get early access and maybe some exclusive recipes!
Adelle Adams CNM Dip.HC is a qualified Health Coach (College of Naturopathic Medicine) and member of the UK Health Coaches Association. As a certified Health Coach and Wellness Specialist, Adelle primarily educates and motivates clients to assume more personal responsibility for their health by adopting a healthy attitude, lifestyle, and diet. Articles posted are not a substitute for professional medical or nutritional advice and treatment.