Monday, June 27, 2011

Raw Blondies with Avocado Icing

Happy Monday to you!

I’m excited, as I start my new job doing respite care today!!  I wonder what fun things we’ll come up with to do! Smile 

Anyways, it’s my grandma’s 87th birthday today – so last night we had a BBQ with her.  I knew they would all be having cake, and I knew I would want dessert.  I also knew that I had 1 avocado in the fridge that needed to be used!

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I gave a shout out on twitter for a dessert idea using avocado and a few great ideas came up.  But the one that appealed to me most was this one.  I also remembered that I did make a yummy one in the raw foods course I did last summer!   So this is based off both of these recipes!

Overall the recipe is pretty good – there are a lot of flavours going on.  I think the crust may need to be lighter, but other than that – it turned out good!

Raw Blondies with Avocado Icing

Crust

1 cup soaked baking dates or 1 cup medjooled dates pitted

1 cup walnut/almond mix

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1 TBSP coconut (next time I would use more)

1 tsp no-alcohol vanilla

Toss everything into the food processor and process until it starts to roll into a ball.  You may need to use a spatula the push everything down!

After it’s processed – form it into the shape you want.  I did a bit thicker for blondies – but you could also make it thinner so it’s more like a pie crust!

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Just for size reference.

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Avocado Icing (enough for icing on brownies, but if doing it pie style – double the recipe)

1 TBSP raw cacao

1/2 TBSP raw tahini

1 ripe avocado

2 TBSP maple syrup + added 1 tsp later

2 TSP melted coconut oil

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Mix all these ingredients together until avocado is smooth. You can also do this in the food processor.

Top the blondies or pie with icing and put into freezer until about 10 minutes before you want to eat it!   Freezing it really adds to the textures!

I made sure to make myself a mini for a taste test!

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Sprinkle with coconut to make it prettier!

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It would also be awesome with banana slices!

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I think next time I would do it pie style (aka thinner crust – more icing!) but overall I enjoyed it.

Everyone else tried it too and though it was either awesome or “interesting” haha Smile 

Have you tried any raw desserts?  I know this one isn’t technically 100% raw because of the maple syrup – you could sub agave for this if needed!

Have a great Monday!!

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8 comments:

  1. I have tried raw desserts and the best ones I've had, have been ones I made! HA! :P

    No seriously. I tried some from a Banff bakery (that otherwise is fantastic) and they were terrible and bland.

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  2. I, of course, LOVE raw desserts, and raw blondies are one of my favorites! These look delish!

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  3. Its rare that I almost drool on my keyboard while reading blogs... but this one almost had me :P

    Looks amazing!!

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  4. I love the use of avocado in the icing, I'll bet it tastes fantastic!

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  5. I love raw desserts! Those look sooooo good :)
    I concur with Steph ^^ these look so drool-inducing!

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  6. I've never had a raw dessert, looks SO good!

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  7. That blondie looks so good - even better because it is raw, which makes it look more moist to me.

    Happy belated birthday to your grandma!

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  8. This looks delicious! I do like raw desserts, but I don't make them often. I do take things to people's houses though when I know treats are going to be served that I can't eat.

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