Raw Chocolate Brownie


This raw brownie recipe has the gooiest centre and you won’t believe how good it is for you.

Walnuts: This not so naughty number contains the highest amount of omega 3 fats of any other nuts. These omega 3’s help facilitate the movement of feel-good transmitters like dopamine and serotonin in and out of the cells and help to support memory and thinking as well. So you are guaranteed to have a smile on your face after a bite of these brownies.

Dates: These caramel beauties are used in a lot of my desserts, they bind the dessert together and have that rich sweet taste that complements so many desserts. Medjool dates are the best as they are very plump and mix well. Try and choose organic ones that haven’t been treated with pesticides, not only are they better for you but they have a much sweeter raw taste.


  • 100g Medjool dates
  • 150g crushed walnuts
  • 50 g of raw coconut oil
  • 50 g of raw cacao powder
  • A pinch of Stevia


  1. In a blender, blend the walnuts until they are almost in a paste, then add the dates, Stevia and cacao.
  2. Slowly add in the coconut oil as the mixture is blending. Once the mixture is totally blended together transfer it using a spatula into a cake tin or baking dish.
  3. Place the mixture in the freezer for half an hour then refrigerate until it is needed to be eaten

Toppings: Grate some 100% cacao on top, serve with fresh berries, yoghurt or cream.

Be sure to keep me posted if you try and test this recipe by posting on Twitter: @madeleine_shaw_ Facebook: here, or Instagram @madeleine_shaw #gettheglow 

About the author:

Madeleine is a qualified nutritional health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, creative chef, vociferous blogger, fledgling presenter and self-professed yoga enthusiast. She is committed to helping her clients enliven the hottest, healthiest, happiest versions of themselves. Through her website and consultations, Madeleine helps reeducate her clients in the appreciation and effects of eating wholesome, organic produce. She helps them to work towards better relationships with their bodies, boosts confidence, injects energy and sculpts beautiful silhouettes. She has a particular interest in the growing rate of IBS, and is working towards ways of eliminating it in daily life. Madeleine’s recent clients are Millie Mackintosh (t.v star and model), Caggie Dunlop (t.v personality and celebrated music artist), and not forgetting the fantastic Rocky Elsom (Australian rugby hero!). Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.

67 comments on “Raw Chocolate Brownie

  1. these brownies look absolutely delicious but I’m allergic to nuts, so would you please be able to recommend a substitute I could use instead of walnuts?

  2. These look super tasty and easy…and only 5 ingredients! Love that there are healthy replacements to all those highly processed and sugary desserts we all love. Can’t wait to try them out.

  3. Just made them, was so so easy… cant wait to taste them later! Could you possibly tell me the nutritional value of them, approx calories, sugar, fat content etc ? x

  4. I tried to make these for my friend’s birthday and ended up in A&E afer a fight with the blender! Will be having another go soon as they look delish! x

  5. I have just made these and they are delicious. I am trying to give up sugar so there will be perfect when I need a chocolate fix! How long will they keep in the fridge? X

  6. Have just devoured my first brownie. Heavenly. After giving up sugar, wheat and all processed foods these have satiated my chocolate craving. My bf who had scoffed at the idea of a sugar free brownie has just asked for seconds! He loved your brekkie bites too!

  7. Hi,
    Can’t wait to try these, quick question, where can I purchase raw cocoa? And is stevia same as any sweeteners buy in shops


  8. Ooh I made these yesterday and they are delicious! I didn’t add stevia so they are quite rich, which is good – means I can’t eat them all at once! Has satisfied all of my chocolate cravings, too :) Sharing this recipe! Thank you xx

  9. Hi Madeleine,
    Love your page! I was just wondering what brand of ‘raw coconut’ oil you would recommend and also where to buy it from?! I’ve had a look and can’t seem to find any and have noticed that its an ingredient in lots of your recipes. Thanks! :)

  10. Where can I buy raw cocoa? I don’t live in London and am only near a few supermarkets. Do you know any food stores that sell it? Xx

  11. Just a quick question – which brand of Stevia do you use? I have been reading a lot about it and apparently brands like Truvia (which is what I have been using) are highly processed? Which is the best/least processed one would you say? xx

  12. Hey, these look delicious! where can i but the coconut oil?
    For those looking for cocoa, Holland & Barrett do the raw cocoa and stevia i think x

  13. My brownies didn’t set?? They were in the freezer for about an hour bur are still like a moose (which is delicious!) but I would like to have them as brownies. I didn’t put any stevia in, could that have caused it?

  14. Oh my gosh! These bite size chunks of heaven totally rock!! This is the first time I’ve tried one of your recipes and I have a strong feeling it won’t be the last…….! Eating clean is the way forward. Thanks. xxx

  15. when you say ‘raw cocoa’ do you mean ‘raw cacao?’?
    i have bought cacao and been looking for recipes i can use it in!


  16. Hi. These look great..and almost guilt free. I love coconut oil..but Im often wary of its high sat fat content. Is it possible to use less than 50g? Or to replace it with anything else? Thank u x

  17. Thanks for sharing!!

    This sounds yummy, but it doesn’t need stevia,

    The dates will make it very, very sweet, I think. In fact, I’m playing on creating a less-sweet recipe. (My taste buds have changed after being off sugar for so long!)

    Thanks again.


  18. What blender would you recommend for dates/nuts? I’ve busted mine in the past trying to blend dates but really want to try this!

  19. Madeleine! I made these brownies today and I have to say I’m AMAZED! It was my first try baking vegan desert and I never thought it would tasted that good!!! How could I have never heard of or tried this before ?!?! haha
    I’ve recently discovered you on instagram and I’m so thankful I have!

    Thanks again for all the recipes and inspiration !

    Sending all my love from Switzerland,

  20. Made these this weekend! Absolutely incredible I love chocolate brownies (the unhealthy kind) but these are so much tastier so amazed by all the yummy recipes you have! Xx

  21. Great recipe. I have a sweet tooth and want to try and change my taste buds to moving away from processed sugar. I make it weekly and my daughter and I nibble at it when we get the urge, you only need a small amount to hit the spot. A real treat!

    I didn’t use the stevia and added a few more dates

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