Recipe Directions

  • 1. Place pecans alone in your food processor and process until the pecans become small and crumbly.
  • 2. Add dates to the raw brownie recipe and process again until the mixture sticks together and the dates are well processed.
  • 3. Add the remaining ingredients to this raw brownie recipe and process again until the mixture turns a lovely dark chocolatey brown. Stop processing before it gets too buttery. (There should still be air between the small bits so that you will be able to press them down into your brownie pan.)
  • 4. Dump the mixture into a brownie dish or small cake pan and press down firmly using your clean hands.
  • 5. Refrigerate this raw brownie recipe for a couple of hours. You do not have to refrigerate it, but it is much easier to slice when chilled. By the way, this is actually a raw brownie recipe that keeps its shape! So it can be good for serving to non-raw fooders because the presentation of this raw brownie recipe is good when chilled.
  • 6. Store this raw brownie recipe in the refrigerator if it lasts that long!
  • PS: For an even more delightful brownie, serve it with this easy, instant raw chocolate icing.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw brownie recipe -- finally, a raw brownie recipe that tastes like REAL BROWNIES!

I am quite surprised and amazed at how the texture of this raw brownie recipe resembles real brownies--especially after this raw brownie recipe is refrigerated for about an hour or even longer.

My husband thinks this raw brownie recipe needs chocolate icing, but I disagree. I think it's perfect on its own! (But it is true, everything is better with raw chocolate icing on it.)

You can also use this raw brownie recipe as a pie crust or as very chocolately raw truffles.

Good luck trying to keep this raw brownie recipe around for longer than 24 hours. This vegan recipe would be good for about eight small servings. Feel free to double the recipe if you want more or if you want to make it last longer. (I usually double it.)

Advanced optional tip: Throw 1 tablespoon cacao nibs into the mixture after processing and before squishing into pan for fun crunchy texture!

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 82 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Fat.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber.

Amounts per 43 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 187 8 %
Protein 2.5 g 5 %
Fat 12 g 16 %
Carbohydrates 21 g 6 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 13 %
Sugars 16 g
Calcium 26 mg 3 %
Iron 1.1 mg 8 %
Sodium 75 mg 3 %
Source: USDA, The Rawtarian

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I've got a question, and I'm sorry if you've covered this somewhere else but I'm looking for advice. I do not have a food processor and I'm wanting to get one for some of these recipes (I have a Ninja 6-blade blender so I'm thinking that wouldn't work for things like brownies or other drier blend-ups). What size processor should I be looking at? I think 2 cups is obviously too small, but I wonder if the 10-cup ones are too big for making recipes like yours.

So, what's an ideal starter size for a food processor?

Thanks! Love, love, love your website. I saw a girl buying almond milk at the store and wound up giving her your website after telling her it's cheaper to make it (especially if you use things like almond flour or want some fun recipes for the raw pulp). She immediately took out her phone and went to your website to check it out. :-)

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Amazing!! I think I like these even more than actual brownies :-) I'm super happy about these

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PaulaGus's Review

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I absolutely LOVE these brownies! I make them on a regular basis and can hardly keep them in the fridge they are SOOOOOO good!

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Hi! I love your recipes and hope to give them a try soon. Really want to try the brownie recipe. Id like to slowly transition into vegetarian/vegan. In desserts I was wondering if there was a substitute for coconut oil/coconut flakes as I dislike the taste of coconut. I'd really appreciate a response. Thank you! :)

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Hi Susan,

In this recipe, here are the coconut substitutions:

1. In the brownies themselves, you can omit the dried coconut, or you can use an equal amount of hemp seeds instead of the coconut.

2. If making the icing, there is NO substitute for the coconut oil. It's needed to give the icing it's firm, icing-texture. But it doesn't really taste too coconutty, so I'd say go for it :)

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Hello! I am going to be using dried dates instead of fresh. Do I need to use less then 1 cup if I do that? Do you recommend I soak the dates first? Thanks!

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Hi Bkat,

Excellent questions!

I usually use dried dates myself :)

Do not soak them! And just use the amount called for, tightly packed into your measuring cup. And you'll be off to the races!

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Is there anyway you can dehydrate these

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Hi Amber,

It's not worth the effort to dehydrate these, because the texture won't change very much - they will just get kinda warm :)

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Amber Langan's Review

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I just made these and ended up dehydrating for 4 hours. They were delicious and came out very brownie like. I think the food processor made them what they were supposed to be. Last time I used my Vitamix. I can't believe I lived without a high speed food processor this long

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I know, I love my food processor too. I use it all the time, more than my VM these days. I'm glad the brownies turned out well for you, Amber!

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Hi,

I make this recipe as birthday cake garnished with strawberries for my mother-in-low yesterday and she loved it. It was really really tasty!!!! :)
Easy, fast and delicious recipe, thank you.

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Happy belated birthday to your mother-in-law, Elena! I'm so glad that it turned out well for you :)

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It must have been snowing coconutflakes in Canada the day Laura-Jane was born, that's why she's so sweet and became The Rawtarian 💕

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You're right - my birthday is in February so it is usually snowing on the day I was born :)

I think we are on the same wavelength, Bibi.

xox

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River's Review

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I make these pretty regularly and have even taken them into work. They've been a hit with non-vegans/ non-raw eaters. Not yet tried the icing, so that is the next step.

I tired going 100% raw a few years ago but never felt full and got really bored of salads. Laura-Jane, I notice you don't have that many savoury recipes on here, so don't you pretty much get bored of eating salads / raw soups every day? Are there any other meals you can recommend, as these don't fill me up - I have an incredibly fast metabolism!

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Hi River!

I do have over 100+ more recipes (in the same format that you're used to) in my members-only (paid) section of this website. Lots of them are savory :) www.therawtarian.com/getTRK

Basically, once you become a member and are logged in, you'll see lots more recipes on this website :)

No pressure, but I wanted to let you know that I do have more recipes there if interested. (If you just want to try it for one month to check things out, you can become a member for 1 month and cancel your membership right away, so that you don't get rebilled again)

Also, I have my new cookbook "Cook Lively" that has oven directions for some savory recipes (no dehydrator required). You can look for that in stores, or order it on Amazon or at your fave bookstore: https://www.therawtarian.com/cook-lively-amazon (Most of the recipes in my book are new, never-before-seen)

I hope this helps!

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Thanks! I will definitely try again. I have recently been doing raw vegan breakfasts and snacks often, so will try and do more of those and then move on to the lunch and dinners! :)

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Perfecto!

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This was my FIRST raw recipe that I have attempted. I am amazed at the ease and deliciousness of it! My husband loved it. My 6 yr old who eats 4 things loved it. And I brought them to work where I am surrounded by unhealthy, fast food lovers, and out of the 10 "taste testers", 9 were blown away and asked for the recipe. I went all out and did the icing too. It was a win win, and a wonderful, encouraging, confidence building way to start my raw vegan journey!

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Love it Lisa!!!!!!

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KikAllez's Review

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Decadently rich! We loved them. I did put the raw icing on them, as I knew my husband would love that. A small one inch square piece is enough for me. I think I will roll them into balls next time and then roll the balls into cacao powder. We enjoyed them with a glass of 19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon. Perfect pairing.

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Sofie's Review

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Absolutely love these brownies!! My mom loves them so much that she begs me to make them every week.

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Ha - you and your mom have good taste!

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m0ndes's Review

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I made 2 brownies, one after the other one, because the first one was gone in no time. Great with the chocolate icing.
I would like to mention that I used walnuts instead of pecans. I think its important to use what's best in each country. I live in Spain and walnuts are really good, pecans are bad and expensive... If I lived in Iran I would indeed use pistachios!

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Great tips about using the nuts that are easily found in your area. :)

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You've been busy!! Love it :)

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