Vegan Chocolate and Hazelnut Brownies

To eat well is to acknowledge that there are always moments that call for a slice of cake or a mouthful of chocolate.

And of course we are trying to avoid processed and ultra processed foods, so a few "treat" recipes, made from whole ingredients, will prove invaluable to keep your nourishing intentions on track.

These are also lovely to make as gifts for friends 


1 cup ground almonds 
1 cup oat flour ( I grind oats in Vitamix for this)
1 cup raw cacao powder
1 cup coconut sugar
100 g dates (about 5 medjool)
100g raw cacao block (melted)
100g cacao butter (melted)
100g water
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup hazelnuts


First mix all your dry ingredients (almonds, oats, cacao, sugar) and dates • then melt your Cacao block and cacao butter in a bowl over a pan of boiling water • add half (that’s just a 1/2)
of the hazelnuts to the mixer and tip in the melted cacao+butter • add the water and vanilla essence and blitz • turn out into a square tin lined with parchment and sprinkle over the remaining 1/2 cup of hazelnuts • place the tray in the freezer (1/2 hour) or fridge to set and then cut into squares • these are Rich and do contain sugar so cut small squares and enjoy with a lovely cup of fresh mint or ginger tea xx •