These gluten-free goodies are rich and fudge-like, and taste even better after you store them in the fridge.
Not to mention, this recipe has a nice dose of maca powder, which not only lends its malty flavor, but its energy-boosting benefits.
No cooking/baking required for these maca brownies, just amazing benefits!
Satisfying, rich and decadent tasting, gluten free, paleo, vegan, dairy free and refined sugar free!
Maca Fun Facts:
- Maca grows in the high altitude regions of Peru.
- It’s been considered a very potent aphrodisiac and a traditional fertility secret in the populations living in the Andes.
- The main edible part of the plant is the root, which grows underground. It exists in several colors, ranging from white to black.
- Maca helps reduce the number and severity of migraines by helping balance estrogen and progesterone levels in the body.
1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 cup Pitted Dates
½ cup Raw Walnuts
½ cup Raw Pecans
1 tablespoon Maca Powder
1 tablespoon Almond Butter
- In a bowl, soak 1 cup of dates in water for 2 to 3 hours.
- Strain and place the dates to a food processor.
- Add 1/2 cup walnuts and 1/2 cup of pecans in the food processor.
- Add 1/3 cups of cocoa powder and 1 tsp of Maca powder. We also added a tsp of almond extract and half tbsp of coconut oil to thicken the mixture.
- Process until a dough consistency is achieved. Add more dates if the mixture does not hold together when squeezed with your hand.
- Transfer the mixture into a prepared baking pan. Place in the freezer or fridge for 4 hrs to chill before cutting.
You can also refrigerate these brownies for a few weeks, or freeze them for up to 2 months or more. Enjoy them for dessert or as a pre- or post-workout snack.