chocolate brownie peanut butter lamingtons
Ok, I admit that these aren't lamingtons. Well, I thought that they were until I actually researched what a lamington was. In my defence, I seriously thought they were simply coconut-y date squares with some chocolate. But upon further analysis, I learnt they have sponge cake, jam and all kinds of things that I just didn't know about. So for the sake of honesty, I will rephrase:
chocolate coconut peanut butter brownies
Sorry to disappoint you all. But I disappointed myself and I didn't want to suffer alone.
Luckily you won't be moping around for too long though. These chewy squares will brighten up anyone, including those who are upset that these aren't lamgintons - which are all of us right now. With lots of coconut, sweet dates, chocolate and a good 'ol dollop of peanut butter, these raw brownies contain some serious power, and taste damn fine.
Everyone is happy.
I would recommend eating these before or after a workout, while you're drinking tea or coffee, or if you need a little pick-me-up (aka me every night). Throw it over your oatmeal or smoothie bowl, slather tahini, sliced banana and cacao nibs on it, or wedge a slice in between a baked sweet potato. Why don't you top it with some jam while you're at it and turn it into an almost-real lamington? The options for these chewy squares are endless - mainly because they can't be confined to a defined title or description.
I hope you get to make these - whatever they are - soon. They are quick to whip up in the food processor, don't need much time to set in the freezer, and of course are not only super delicious, but are also nutritious too.
These dense, rich, chocolate brownies are:
- Oil free
- Gluten free
- High in protein, healthy fats and carbs
- Easy on the digestion and good for the digestion too
- Contains tons of calcium, potassium and magnesium
- Promotes strong nails, shiny hair and glowing skin
- Full of fibre
Ready to eat? Let's get cracking!
2 cups almond flour (or ground whole almonds into a fine flour texture)
1 cup dates
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (smooth PB is fine too)
1/3 cup carob powder (or cacao powder)
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp water
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1. In a food processor, blend everything together until well combined. You may need to add a bit of water or more maple syrup depending on your desired sweetness and consistency. If you add too much water, increase the almond flour and coconut.
2. Place in an airtight container in the freezer for about 4 hours to set.
3. Place in the fridge, and cut into squares!