Jill McCoy Edits-6

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I don’t think I have ever met anyone who doesn’t love brownies.  They are chocolatey, gooey, and extremely delicious.  Unfortunately, brownies aren’t something we can eat a lot of because of their high sugar and fat content.  Good news is that my raw cinnamon brownies are actually healthy while still being chocolatey, gooey, and extremely delicious.  You won’t have to go back to the box recipe ever again!

I originally discovered the recipe for raw brownies from one of my favorite food bloggers, Deliciously Ella. She is all into eating healthy and organic and I absolutely love it. I did make a small tweak to her raw brownie recipe by adding 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.  I love cinnamon because it enhances an ordinary recipe into something amazing. Not to mention, cinnamon is also loaded with healthy benefits such as antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and many more medicinal advantages. It’s so crazy to think that a tasty spice such as cinnamon is so beneficial to our bodies. If heart disease or diabetes runs in your family I highly suggest you incorporate more cinnamon into your diet. Let’s start with this yummy recipe!

For this recipe you will need:

2 cups medjool dates, pitted
1 cup pecans
2 Tbsp cacao powder
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Using a food processor is the easiest way to mix all of the ingredients together. First, blend the pecans until they form a fine mixture. Then, add the medjool dates and blend with the pecans. You will begin to see a sticky paste form. Next, add the cacao powder, maple syrup, and ground cinnamon. Blend until the mixture forms into a sticky ball. Using your hands, press into a glass dish and freeze until set. Keep in refrigerator and eat whenever your heart desires!

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Whoever thought brownies could be so healthy?

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