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    5-ingredient Raw Maca Brownies

    Raw Maca Brownies made with 5 easy ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutesRaw 5-ingredient Maca Brownies by rachLmansfield

    In case you haven’t noticed yet, raw desserts are seriously my JAM. Especially when we have little to no time on days to make gourmet desserts. No one is trying to put an oven on, am I right? Being an avid dessert eater, this obviously comes with its struggles because I need sweets in the house at all times. That is where my raw treats come in.

    No-bake desserts are 100x easier to make and clean up. You typically make them in the food processor, put it in the dish and just let them set in the fridge until ready. Yup, it is really that easy.

    These Raw Maca Brownies are made with just 5 easy ingredients and are ready in less than 30 minutes. You throw all the ingredients into your food processor, pop them into the fridge and boom – DONEZO!

    Raw Maca Brownies are also filled with some extra superfoods for us. You can find maca in capsule form or powder. I love to make random things with it like these brownies or put it into smoothie bowls. In case you are scratching your head being like “what the f is maca??”, here is the low down..

    Maca is super rich in vitamin B, C and E. It provides with an extra boost of calcium, zinc, iron (I always need this), magnesium and even amino acids. It also is used to promote sexual activity, which is pretty random if you ask me. Think aphrodisiac like oysters, dark chocolate, etc.

    I have been using Gaia Herb’s maca lately. You can easily find it online online. It’s definitely an investment to buy if you are new to the maca scene but a little goes a long way. This whole recipe is only 1 tablespoon of maca powder so you won’t exactly be going through bags very easily.

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    Raw 5-ingredient Maca Brownies by rachLmansfieldRaw 5-ingredient Maca Brownies by rachLmansfield

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    Raw 5-ingredient Maca Brownies

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 45 mins
    Total Time 50 mins
    Yields 6


    • 1/2 cup raw pecans
    • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
    • 1 cup pitted and soften dates
    • 1 tablespoon maca powder
    • 1/3 cup cacao powder


    1. Add ingredients to food processor and pulse until completely blended into a dough
    2. Press into 8x8 baking dish (it will only fill about half)
    3. Add additional walnuts or pecans on top if desired
    4. Pop in fridge for 45-60 minutes
    5. Will stay good for 7 days in fridge or longer in freezer


    xx, Rach

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    You have me drooling over these!! I really need to get some maca powder. And I’m all about raw stuff right now because it is HELLA hot and ya girl does not want to turn on the oven.

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  • Reply Sarah January 9, 2017 at 8:32 am

    These sound awesome! I actually work at Gaia Herbs and I love finding new recipes that use our awesome stuff. I’ll definitely be making these asap!
    One idea: try using the MacaBoost Cacao-Ginger next time (just search the website for “MacaBoost”).

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    Hi Rachel! First of all I LOVE your recipes! They are great! But I was wondering, do you use raw cacao powder for these?

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