These healthy raw vegan brownies are made with nutrient-rich hemp hearts, naturally sweetened, and topped with avocado fudge frosting.
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As a registered dietitian, I firmly believe that eating is about satisfying both your soul and your body. Which is why I’m all about listening and honoring your cravings rather than pushing them away.
Sometimes our cravings are telling us that we haven’t gotten enough of a certain nutrient that day. While other times it’s our body’s way of saying that it’s stressed and could use a little TLC.
That’s where these fudgy no-bake hemp seed brownies come in.
These raw vegan brownies are not only fudgy and chocolatey, but they’re packed full of nutrient-rich ingredients. Talk about a win-win! Let me show you how to make them!
Despite their tiny size, hemp seeds are impressively rich in several important nutrients.
For example, just 1 tablespoon of shelled hemp seeds (also called hemp hearts) contains:
The magnesium in hemp hearts is one of my favorite qualities as magnesium has been shown to help with sleep and anxiety.
Plus, they also provide the ideal ratio of omega-3’s to omega-6s!
Unless you have a new bag of dates that are still nice and sticky, you’ll want to soak your dates in a bowl of hot water for 10 minutes before pulsing. This will result in a smoother texture.
Making vegan avocado frosting couldn’t be easier!
All you have to do is throw everything into a food processor or blender until smooth! Use immediately, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
While once spread on top of another dessert you can freeze it, I don’t recommend freezing the frosting on it’s own.
This recipe makes about 1 cup of frosting, so you’ll likely have some leftover — which isn’t a bad thing!
Here are some ways to put it to good use:
If frosted, store these brownies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. To extend their shelf life, put them in the freezer. They should keep for 3 months.
If not frosted, these bars will last for about 2 weeks in the fridge.
If you tried this fudgy raw vegan brownie recipe or any other recipe on the blog let me know how you liked it by leaving a comment/rating below!
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I am having a hard time getting your recipes. I hit jump to recipe and nothing happens? Tried this on three recipes.
Oh no, that’s strange. I’ll look into it – thanks Lydia!
Wow, these look amazing! I can’t wait to give them a try, I am always looking for healthier desserts to serve my family.
Thank you! They’re a great family-friendly option for sure!
These brownies look amazing and you would never know they were raw. I loved that you used zucchini and made an avocado frosting!
I’ll admit it. I was soooo skeptical about the frosting. But it’s amazing!
Right? It sounds scary at first, but you can’t tell that there’s avocado in there!
I’ve been in such a cooking rut lately, so I’ve been exploring new recipes to make! I happened upon your recipe and I am so glad I did. I made it today and my entire family loved it! Its doing into our menu plan rotation!!
I’m so glad to hear that you all loved them!
So cool and unique! Can’t wait to try these.