No Bake Maca Brownies

April 26, 2017 0 Comments

gluten-free no bake maca brownies

Chocolate cravings? 

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:

  1. Maca grows in the high altitude regions of Peru.
  2. It’s been considered a very potent aphrodisiac and a traditional fertility secret in the populations living in the Andes.
  3. The main edible part of the plant is the root, which grows underground. It exists in several colors, ranging from white to black.
  4. Maca helps reduce the number and severity of migraines by helping balance estrogen and progesterone levels in the body.

    Ingredients:

    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

    Directions:

    1. In a bowl, soak 1 cup of dates in water for 2 to 3 hours.
    2. Strain and place the dates to a food processor.
    3. Add 1/2 cup walnuts and 1/2 cup of pecans in the food processor.
    4. 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.
    5. Process until a dough consistency is achieved. Add more dates if the mixture does not hold together when squeezed with your hand.
    6. Transfer the mixture into a prepared baking pan. Place in the freezer or fridge for 4 hrs to chill before cutting.

    TIP:

    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.