Overview

This is a pretty easy raw superfood brownie recipe. Just process most of the ingredients in a food processor, then mix in the goji berries, hemp hearts (and optional additional sweetener) by hand. Then press into two glass brownie dishes and refrigerate.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    1 hour 5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    12 servings
  • Shelf Life

    5 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Place sunflower seeds in food processor. Process into a fine meal, might be slightly grainy.
  • 2. Add cashews and continue to process into a fine meal.
  • 3. Add dates a few at a time and continue processing until the dates are well processed and the mixture resembles a coarse cookie dough. You should barely be able to recognize the dates or seeds/nuts, everything should look small and crumbly.
  • 4. Add the cacao, coconut, coconut oil, vanilla extract, sea salt, and the tiny dash of cayenne pepper. Process again until everything is well distributed and fine.  The cacao should have made everything look dark chocolatey color, and the mixture should still resemble slightly crumbly cookie dough and should stick together when you pinch it between your fingers.
  • 5. Dump mixture into a big mixing bowl. Add the goji berries, hemp hearts. Mix with a spoon until superfoods are well distributed. Taste test. Not sweet enough? Add optional sweetener and mix again with your spoon.
  • 6. Dump superfood brownie mixture into two square glass pans or pie plates or brownie dishes.
  • 7. With clean hands. press mixture down into pans so that mixture will stick together and will resemble brownies or squares.
  • 8. Ideally, you will now refrigerate them right away for at least an hour minimum. (This will make them easier to slice.)
  • 9. Enjoy these raw superfood brownies!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

The chocolatey flavor and a little bit of satisfying crunch combine to make these the perfect raw dessert recipe of all time. 

I don't really believe in the crazy power of superfoods and I don't use them very often--mostly because they are so expensive. But it is fun to add some variety to recipes by adding some extraordinary ingredients like hemp hearts and goji berries on occasion. The below raw brownie recipe does call for some exotic (AKA expensive!) ingredients. If you're on a budget or don't have them in the house,  you can omit the goji berries and the hemp hearts, and the recipe will still come out fine but it just won't be a superfoody or as crunchy :)

This is a pretty easy raw superfood brownie recipe. Just process most of the ingredients in a food processor, then mix in the goji berries, hemp hearts (and optional additional sweetener) by hand. Then press into two glass brownie dishes and refrigerate.

Also, if you're feeling extra enthused you can whip up an icing to go on top (raw chocolate icing or raw vanilla icing or raw strawberry sauce). (However, icing is definitely not necessary.)

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Fat.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Dietary Fiber, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E.

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Yes, they are amazing :)

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Thank you! I tried them with the chia seeds and they are really nice. Kinda crunchy. I love your slices. Have you any new ones? I think I've worked my way through them all.

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DELICIOUS!
First recipe I tried from your site and love it. Made a few substitutions (did ½ sunflower seeds and ½ pepitas soaked overnight and then dehydrated to dry a bit). Did a ¼ of shredded coconut and a ¼ hemp seeds to bump up the Superfood side of things. Plus swapped goji berries (which I don’t like at all) with Bee pollen. Biggest challenge was getting them into a pan as I was gobbling right out of the mixing bowl. My new breakfast bar! Thank you!!!

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In one word it is amazing. It is also tasty raw cacao superfood chocolate. I like it. But your recipe is also excellent.

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Glad you enjoyed, Sky! Thanks for sharing! :)

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These brownies are better than any and all 'regular' brownies I have ever eaten! The fact that they are super-quickly made AND 'healthy' are just icing on the cake! Thank you so much!!!

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I agree, Christina! :)

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I made these superfood brownies this afternoon and they are just like described - sooooo delicious!

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I know! I'm glad you're loving 'em, Cindy!

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These are amazing… thanks for sharing!!!

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Thanks, Dee. I love my brownies, too! :)

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Could I use raw honey instead of dates?

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Hi Tristan,

In this recipe, dates are used for 3 reasons: sweetness and stickiness and bulk (volume)

The honey would be a good substitute for the sweetness, but the consistency wouldn't be right without something else to sub for the bulk/stickiness.

Not sure why you don't want to use dates, but you can use raisins instead with no other tweaks necessary.

You can also use honey for sweetness and use dried apricots for the stickiness and bulk.

Hope this helps somewhat :)

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Scully129's Review

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Love it! Make this every week ... my 5-year-old can't get enough!

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You've got a smart and lucky 5yo Scully :) Does he/she help you make them?

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Actually, both my daughters (aged 3 and 5) help make them but it's my 5-year-old that loves them the most. I chuck the sunflower seeds and cashews in together at step 1, along with a couple of heaped tablespoons of ground chia seeds (my kids aren't keen on the texture of whole chia seeds). I also substitute the goji berries with cranberries. No-one here stocks/knows of hemp hearts that I can find so I use hemp powder.

Delicious and all my friends ask for the recipe. Thanks LJ!

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Sounds great, mamma! Your girls are lucky to have you.

PS: not sure if this helps, but hemp hearts are also called hemp seeds

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I haven't tried these yet but they sound incredible.Are hemp seeds sold at health food stores or can I get them at Trader Joe's?

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Hi,

You can get them at your local health food store. Not sure if they are sold at Trader Joe's.

Also, if you can't find them you can omit them from the recipe or use dried coconut instead

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Tracy's Review

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Made and froze these Monday evening for my child's birthday yesterday. I also used the icing recipe on top of the brownies. I must say, these are (I say "are" as we still have a couple of bars left) these are as filling as they are decadent. I did not have unsweetened shredded coconut (and I live in the tropics -- go figure!!), so I substituted the ingredient with coconut milk instead. This, paired with raw, Guernsey milk vanilla ice cream was over-the-top delicious. Needless to say, everyone loved the brownies.

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Awesome Tracy! So glad they were a hit at your little one's birthday party. Sounds delicious! Nice trouble-shooting with the substitutions :)

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Followed the recipe adding chia seeds. These are delicious! Definitely adding to my make again list!

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Awesome Tiffany! I'm so glad that you liked them. :)

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Omg...used chia instead of hemp and walnuts instead if cashews, didn't use the vanilla!!! This was amazing and supermummy yummy!!!!

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Supermummy yummy is a good thing, Francine! So glad you liked these :)

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Hello!
excited to try this recipe. it says to add the goji and hemp into the mixture, however in the picture they are sprinkled on top of the brownies. did you just add extra on top?
thank you so much:)

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Hi Gillian, yes - you are exactly right. I just sprinkled more on top to make it look a little fancier :)   but yes, the amount called for should be mixed into the mixture

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Yes seeds are okay its just all nuts. The podcast was helpful thanks for the tips. Do you think garbanzo beans would work?

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