The holidays are just around the corner, and I am running around preparing our trip back home We leave next week for a full 2 weeks. Not only do I need to pack, but I also need to come up with a few meal plans for the 24th and 25th to ensure I have something good to eat while visiting family.
One food that will most definitely make the cut is Kristen Suzanne’s Raw Cinnamon Brownies. What tastes better than just plain chocolate you may ask? Cinnamon and chocolate mixed together, of course. Not only will I be enjoying this desert, but I am pretty sure I will also have to make extras for those who see how tasty they look!
I wanted to share one of Kristen’s recipes because she is one of my all time favorite raw food chefs and just an all around great woman. She has been so helpful and inspirational to me in my transition to a vegan and raw lifestyle. If you are not sure about the raw/vegan lifestyle, just look at Kristen, she is glowing!
Raw Cinnamon Brownies
- 1/2 c raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 c raw sunflower seeds
- 1 c raw walnuts
- Pinch sea salt
- 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2c raw chocolate powder (I used raw carob powder and it was tasty)
- 12-15 medjool dates or a cup of raisins
- Process all the ingredient except for the dates to a coarse grind in a food processor
- Add the medjool dates to the mixture
- Process until it begins to stick together
- Press into 8×8 dish
- You can either place the brownies in the fridge or freezer now. I chose the freezer because I am impatient and I wanted a brownie quickly.
*There is no need to soak the seeds or walnuts.
These brownies are quick and easy to prepare. They are perfect anytime- I even had a piece or many two after my green smoothie the other morning. I was even nice enough to share a sliver with little E.
Enjoy the cinnamon goodness!
Kristen is the owner of Kristen’s Raw, as well as an accomplished raw/vegan chef, and author helping people succeed with the raw food diet. As a former competitive bodybuilder, she has been studying nutrition, fitness and food preparation for more than 15 years. She is the author of 12 raw vegan recipe and lifestyle books. She can be found sharing her tasty raw/vegan foods at Kristen’s Raw blog. If twitter is your thing, you can follow her @kristensRaw. She presently lives in Scottsdale, AZ with her laid-back husband, Greg, and her beautiful baby girl.