The Ultimate Raw Brownie

By Madeleine Shaw •

Brownies are rather delicious treats. It can be hard to get them quite right, if you always want them to have that gooey middle. Since discovering raw desserts Madeleine has found them much easier to make as there is no risk in the cooking.



This raw brownie recipe has the gooiest centre and you won’t believe how good it is for you.

Walnuts: This not so naughty number contains the highest amount of omega 3 fats of any other nuts. These omega 3’s help facilitate the movement of feel-good transmitters like dopamine and serotonin in and out of the cells and help to support memory and thinking as well. So you are guaranteed to have a smile on your face after a bite of these brownies.

Dates: These caramel beauties are used in a lot of my desserts, they bind the dessert together and have that rich sweet taste that complements so many desserts. Medjool dates are the best as they are very plump and mix well. Try and choose organic ones that haven’t been treated with pesticides, not only are they better for you but they have a much sweeter raw taste.


100g Medjool dates

150g crushed walnuts

50 g of raw coconut oil

50 g of raw cocoa powder

A pinch of Stevia



In a blender, blend the walnuts until they are almost in a paste, then add the dates, Stevia and cocoa.

Slowly add in the coconut oil as the mixture is blending. Once the mixture is totally blended together transfer it using a spatula into a cake tin or baking dish.

Place the mixture in the freezer for half an hour then refrigate until it is needed to be eaten

Toppings: Grate some 100% cocoa on top, serve with fresh berries, yoghurt or cream.



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Madeleine Shaw

Madeleine is a qualified nutritional health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, creative chef, vociferous blogger, fledgling presenter and self-professed yoga enthusiast. Through her website and consultations, Madeleine helps reeducate her clients in the appreciation and effects of eating wholesome, organic produce. 

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