Recipe: Raw + Vegan Heart-Healthy Brownies

This chocolatey, pomegranate-topped recipe for good-for-you brownies will make your taste buds dance.

In our kitchen, we make these dense and delicious heart-healthy brownies that go out as surprise “thank yous” to our favorite customers. We wanted to share the recipe so you can indulge in something healthier than packaged, processed, sugar-filled chocolate. Go ahead and share the love: These are filled with antioxidants, fiber, and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Enjoy!

Raw+Vegan Heart-Healthy Chocolate Brownies

INGREDIENTS 2 cups walnuts 10–12 juicy, jammy medjool dates 1 cup unsweetened organic cocoa powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp maca Pinch pink sea salt Icing: 3 tbsp coconut butter 1 tbsp maple syrup 3 tbsp water DIRECTIONS In a food processor, pulse walnuts and dates together until crumbled, then run the food processor until the walnuts are completely blended with the dates into a cookie dough texture. Turn the dough out into a large bowl and add remaining ingredients. Mix everything together well with your hands. Break off small palm-sized portions and roll into a ball. Flatten the ball on a table and shape into a heart with your hands or use a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Soften the coconut butter in a bowl over hot water and add maple syrup and water until it’s creamy and smooth. Drizzle over brownies and top with pomegranate seeds. — moira2Moira Nordholt is owner, head bottle washer, and chief of deliciousness at feelgoodguru, a super-healthy, plant-powered catering and delivery service in Toronto founded on the principles of wellness and optimism. She will be guiding a 21-day hands-on, tastebuds-on spring cleanse, Feel Good Fast, and she’d love you to join in!