Ohmygawwwwwdddd I am freaking out.
I am seriously in love with these raw brownie bites. It’s ridiculous. All you do is grind up some walnuts, dates, cocoa powder and almond butter in the food processor and you’re left with balls or bites (whichever you choose) of pure, natural chocolate heaven. I didn’t even bother putting them in a pan like brownies…I just rolled them into balls and happily ate the leftover crumblies. Ohh ohhhh and add a little pinch of salt, too! These do NOT taste like Larabars and they most definitely do NOT taste healthy. There is something magical that happens when you combine walnuts and cocoa. I’m not even going to try to understand it. These are stupid good with a big glass of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I love either Trader Joe’s brand or Almond Breeze). I literally took a gulp of milk after each tiny bite of the bite. I was never huge on cookies and milk together but holy moly, I’m a believer! Prepare to satisfy your chocolate craving like a chocolate champ.
I’ve been more than enjoying a couple of these for dessert every night. Like, I get excited to open the fridge. I ate two before I wrote this post so I’m in a fabulous mood, obviously. Chocolate will do that. Since I’m almost out, I of course had to run to the store for the third time this week for more dates and walnuts. Am I the only one who stops at Target for almond milk and a sports bra? Target is such a dream. Almost as dreamy as these balls.
But actually not even close.
Okay moving on to savory. These cauliflower hummus burgers with tzatziki are unreal.
Die die die. What could be better than a burger that tastes like hummus? A burger than tastes like hummus with tzatziki on top, derrrrr! Beware– thought these burger babes taste out of this world, they don’t stick together very well. After I flipped them, they all pretty much crumbled, but I just mushed them back together with a spatula and baked them a good while longer than the recipe called for. They don’t have any breadcrumbs like most veggie burgers, so they’re perfectly dense and moist and downright amazing. Definitley don’t skimp on the fresh lemon juice and garlic–those were key for the perfect flavor. I used a bag of cauliflower florets that I steamed right in the bag to make that process easier, so I recommend you do the same.
I didn’t use mint for the tzatziki since I didn’t have any, but I still loved it! Add a bit of salt and try shredding the cucumber. Love using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, too! Okay now I’m drooling.
Last but not least, I’m all over these banana almond meal muffins.
They’re super simple like all of her recipes, and they always turn out yummy. I love recipes with almond meal but I liked that these called for oat flour too, so a minute after I read the recipe you can bet your behind I was grinding up oats in the food proccesor. Using super ripe nanners helps with sweetness too, since these only have three tablespoons of sweetener (which I love). I had to bake them longer than the recipe called for, but they came out amazingly moist. I would suggest adding a dash of salt and a big pinch of cinnamon if you’re feeling cray!
Get cooking, ladiez and gentz!