Friday, January 16, 2009

Raw Coconut Brownie Bites

After meeting so many inspiring people in the raw food community in 2008, I decided to actively explore living foods on a much more conscious level this year. While I have no intentions of giving up cooked foods, coffee, or red wine (which is raw!), I do plan on following a healthier vegan diet in 2009. To kick off my plan, I'm trading in my typical chocolatey sweets for these subtly sweet raw coconut brownie bites. 

1 cup raw pecans (soaked)
1 cup raw walnuts (soaked)
1 cup dates (soaked/pitted)
1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
3/4 cup raw agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (non-alcohol)
1/3 cup distilled water
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons raw coconut shreds (plus more for topping)
2 cups flax seed meal

Combine all ingredients (except coconut shreds and flax meal) in a large food processor. Mix until smooth consistency is reached. Combine mixture with coconut shreds and flax meal in a large bowl and thoroughly mix by hand. In small parchment cups, place a dollop of brownie mixture in each cup. Gently pat down mixture and top with coconut shreds. 
Place all cups on one dehydrator tray and dehydrate on 105 degrees for approximately 7-8 hours. Keep in mind that not all dehydrators are created equal. Dehydrating time may vary, depending on speed and/or desired texture.


HeatherBakes said...

Those sound fabulous! I love anything chocolate-coconut.

Anonymous said...

Yummy! I'm on a coconut kick these days. It must be the Almond Joy coffee.

Eddie G said...

gammypie: Come to think of it, I think it was your mention of Almond Joy coffee that got me on the same kick :)

Anonymous said...

Wow this sounds great thanks for posting the recipe!