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

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

3 tbsp coconut butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp water

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!