“Fudged” Brownies

I am not kidding when I say “fudged.” These beauties may have the texture of a fudge brownie but have the potent health benefits of dates, the antioxidant properties of cacao and healing buckwheat. I have been on a mission to make the perfect healthy brownie, moist, rich and chewy. While I am still not quite there, these creations along the way are a far cry from a botch job. In fact, the whole endeavour has been so mouthwatering, I am quite happy to keep trying.

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3/4 cup warm water
8 Medjool dates
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup cacao
2 eggs, beaten (or vegan alternate)
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1/2tsp baking powder
1/8tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F and grease a tin (I used a loaf tin).

Soften dates in half a cup of the warm water, then pulse in a chopper in the liquid until smooth and set aside.

To make your “fudge” melt the sugar and coconut oil in 1/4 cup of water on the lowest heat until all the sugar has dissolved. Add cacao and dates and mix well and let it cool.

When the fudge has cooled, mix in the eggs so you get a smooth and glossy mixture.

Mix flour, baking powder and cinnamon and fold into the “fudge.” Pour into tin and bake for 35-40 minutes.

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