Quick choc fix: raw brownie balls in the Thermomix

Thermomix raw chocolate brownie ballsIf there’s one food weakness of mine, it’s chocolate.

Lately, the cravings have been a bit out of control so it’s time to make my go-to raw brownie mix to curb the darn things.

These are dead simple and mixed in 10 seconds flat.

Raw cacao is full of antioxidants, iron and magnesium. Definitely hit the spot with far less guilt!

Makes 12 balls.

Ingredients

  • 150g of raw cashews
  • 20g of pistachios, walnuts, almonds or pecans (whatever you have handy!)
  • 30g of raw cacao
  • 5g of coconut oil (about half a tablespoon)
  • 25g of coconut nectar (or honey or maple syrup), or a couple of dates if you prefer
  • Desiccated coconut for coating

Method

  • Place nuts, cacao and coconut oil into bowl. Process 5 sec/speed 7.
  • Add a splash of water and sweetener (if you’re using dates, process them in step 1)
  • Mix for 5 sec/speed 3. Now it’s time to taste the mix to see if it’s sweet enough to your liking. If not, add more sweetener.
  • Roll into small balls and then coat in desiccated coconut.

Simply yum. Place in the fridge and enjoy one (or two!) when the chocolate craving hits. Works for me…

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Chocolate self-saucing pudding

Hello, ultimate winter comfort dessert. I love it so.

I used Quirky Cooking’s recipe (minus the pecans and with raw cacao powder instead of cocoa powder). I have tried it with the pecans and it is nice but I prefer it without the nutty crunch. Whatever floats your boat.

1.  Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.  Grease a 2 litre baking dish.
2.  In Thermomix, mix together on speed 4 for 10 seconds:
– 150g wholemeal spelt flour (can grind spelt grain first)
– 50g Rapadura
– 2 tablespoons organic cocoa powder
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
– 1 egg
– 100g rice-almond milk
– 2 tablespoons macadamia oil(or grapeseed/light olive oil)
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 50g whole pecans
3.  Scrape mixture into baking dish, and add sauce ingredients to Thermomix, mixing on speed 4 for 10 seconds:
– 25g organic cocoa powder
– 80g Rapadura
– 350g boiling water
4.  Carefully pour sauce mixture over cake batter, pouring over the back of a spoon so it doesn’t make a hole in the batter.  Bake for about 30 minutes, until done.
Eat with cream or ice cream of course!
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