Dessert, Snacks

Raw Ginger Brownie Bites

Happy Bank Holiday weekend! I have some extremely exciting news to share with you all! My online shop is up and running! You can now order a range of six different homemade treats, all vegan and gluten-free with five being refined sugar-free too! They are made in Dorset using only natural wholefood ingredients, in small batches of 9 portions. We post to any UK address, 1st class, using plastic-free packaging. You can browse our range here.

Now time for this delish raw brownie bite recipe. Just another really simple one; a combo of dates, cacao, oats and ginger, all blended up together and rolled into balls. Quick and super easy, no bake, little chocolate ginger balls. They are so healthy and nutritious too. PLUS they are naturally free from gluten, dairy, refined sugar, soya as well as nuts! I purposely used oats instead of nuts to make them nut-free! They are great when you are short on time and want something sweet and satisfying to grab on your way out the door on busy days!

Little chocolate ginger balls
Naturally free from gluten, dairy, refined sugar, soya as well as nuts

Ingredients

Makes approx 10

230g pitted Dates
60g Oats (gluten-free if desired)
3 tbsp Cacao powder
2 tsp ground Ginger
2 tbsp Cacao nibs
1 ½ tbsp Coconut oil, melted
Pinch of salt

Method

  1. Add all the dry ingredients to a processor: the oats, cacao powder, ginger and salt. Blend for a few seconds until combined and the oats are ground slightly. Then add the cacao nibs.
  2. Depending on what dates you’re using, you might want to soften them in boiling water first before adding them to the mix. If your dates are soft already just put them straight in (but make sure they’re pitted).
  3. Give that a good blend before finally adding the melted coconut oil.
  4. Roll the mixture into balls (not too big) and leave to firm up in the fridge for half an hour.
  5. And that’s it!
Raw brownie mix ready to be rolled

Want to make these extra yum? Dip in melted dark chocolate for even more chocolatey indulgence!

Amazing dipped in peanut butter!

Love these brownie bites, you might like these other no bake balls!

Cacao & Hazelnut Energy Balls
Carrot Cake Energy Balls

Rich and decadent raw brownie bites

If you’re making this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on InstagramFacebook and Twitter and use the hashtag #elliesrecipes. You can like this recipe and let me know what you thought in the comments below! Enjoy the long weekend!

Ellie
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Breakfast

Orange, Ginger & Almond Granola

Hey Guys! Hope you’ve had an awesome week! It seems like summer has finally arrived and it’s going so fast! We only have one week left of June! MADNESS!!!

I thought I’d share another really simple recipe with you guys this weekend and one which I absolutely love and can’t stop eating – orange, ginger and almond granola. That flavour combo tho. So heavenly! Orange flavoured granola is so so yum with the crunch of the roasted almonds and the warmth of ginger. Honestly, I don’t think you can imagine how good it actually is. AND the aromas wafting around your kitchen will make you want to keep baking it forever!

Orange flavoured oats, crunchy almonds and sunflower seeds, crispy coconut chips and warming ginger spice.

Orange flavoured granola is so so yum

I love making my own granola as I find shop brought ones far too sweet and it’s really difficult to find gluten-free and refined sugar-free granolas which aren’t ridiculously expensive!

What you sayin?

It’s so easy too, just combine all of the ingredients together, pour on a baking tray and whack in the oven until golden. It’s vegan (obvs!), gluten-free (using gluten-free oats) and naturally sweetened with a splash of maple syrup. You’ll need the 8 basic ingredients below to make it and 45 minutes of your time!

Hope you love it as much as me!! 😊

Ingredients

Makes 1 large jar

300g Oats (gluten-free if desired)
100g Coconut oil, melted
½ -1 tbsp Maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)
Zest of 1 large orange & 2 tbsp of the juice
90g Almonds, chopped
4 tsp ground ginger
60g Sunflower seeds
30g Coconut chips

The mix before baking. Can you see the flecks of orange zest!

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 C fan.
  2. Grease and line two baking trays with baking parchment.
  3. Add the oats, orange zest, almonds, sunflower seeds and ground ginger to a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
  4. Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan over a low heat and add the orange juice.
  5. When melted, pour into the mixing bowl, followed by the maple syrup.
  6. Mix everything together really well so that all the oats are coated in the coconut oil.
  7. Pour onto the lined baking trays, about half the mix on each tray and spread out evenly.
  8. Bake in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes until golden brown and crisp, stirring the mix every 5 – 10 minutes to ensure it bakes evenly and doesn’t burn around the outside.
  9. For the last 10 minutes of baking, sprinkle the coconut chips on top and return to the oven.
  10. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely (without trying to eat it all!).
  11. Store in an airtight container or jar in the cupboard for a few weeks!

Enjoy with your fave dairy-free milk, coconut yogurt, sprinkle over porridge or as a yummy snack on it’s own!!

With hazelnut milk and satsuma segments
So easy, so healthy, so yum

If you’re making this beauty, then don’t forget to tag me on InstagramFacebook or Twitter and let me know what you thought in the comments below! Share this recipe with all your granola loving friends too! Thank you so much! More recipes coming soon!

Ellie
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