When it comes to brownies, I like mine fudgy. Fudgy over cakey any day. When I used to bake them, I would rap them on the counter to make them fall. Now when I make raw brownies, it is a little easier to make them fudgy, but I admit I am always trying to improve the texture. Well, this week I think I nailed it. The baked fudgy brownie texture in a raw brownie.
These weren't just plain brownies though, they were jalapeno lime brownies. My boyfriend is always telling me I need to incorporate more spicy things into my desserts. He had me make him a ghost pepper smoothie last week (one of the hottest pepper in the world). He loves sweet and spicy together, and especially with chocolate. So I figured I would do him a favor and flavor this batch of brownies to his liking since I had some fresh jalapenos laying around. The lime was to make the flavor pop, since I am a fan of citrus and chocolate together.
So how did I achieve this perfect texture? I used a vegetable. Shhh...I won't tell if you won't, but zucchini worked wonders here. You would never even know it was there. I even mixed in some raw dark chocolate chunks to make these even more decadent. These were freaking delicious! Sweet, spicy, decadent, fudgy. Pure chocolate bliss!
1 1/2 cups raw coconut flour (home made is preferred)
1 cup sprouted buckwheat flour (or additional coconut flour)
1 1/4 cups ground flaxseed
1 cup soft medjool dates, pitted
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 jalapenos, minced (seeded if you want it less hot)
2 Tbsp organic lime zest
1/4 cup lime juice
3/4 cup chopped zucchini
3/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/3 cup raw coconut butter (NOT oil), warmed to liquid
3/4 cup chopped raw dark chocolate or chunks
For the dough, in a food processor, combine the coconut flour, flaxseed, dates and salt, and process until the dates are very finely chopped and it is all well combined. Add the vanilla, jalapenos, lime zest and juice, zucchini, and cacao powder and coconut butter and process until smooth like dough. Mix in the chopped chocolate Then press the brownies into a 1 1/2 inch square on a foil lined sheet pan. Place in the freezer until the brownies are set (about an hour), then enjoy! Store in the fridge.