Fudgy Date Brownies
These Fudgy Date Brownies are simple healthy brownies sweetened with dates for the best fudgy texture.
They are 100% vegan, paleo, and gluten-free with no refined ingredient or added sweetener.
Why You’ll Love These Date Brownies
These Date Brownies have a rich, fudgy texture and a decadent chocolate taste.
They are delicious as a snack or dessert and because they are made with healthy, unrefined ingredients, they are good for your health!
How To Make Date Brownies
Dates are a great natural sweetener full of nutrients and fibers. They add the most delicious fudgy texture to brownies.
All you need to make them is a good food processor to pulse the dates into a smooth puree.
This recipe is so easy that you don’t even need to drain the soaked dates. All the water stays in the food processor to create the fudgiest sugar-free brownies with dates.
- Dates – I used Tunisian Deglor dates, but any date will work here.
- Cocoa Powder – it’s better to use unsweetened cocoa powder to limit the amount of refined sugar, but grab what you can!
- Almond Flour – almond flour is a simple, healthy flour. If you can’t find some or want a cheaper alternative, you can pick sunflower seed flour, or even regular wheat flour.
- Flaxseed Meal
- Baking Powder
- Almond Milk – or any plant-based milk you like such as coconut milk, oat milk, or rice milk.
- Vanilla Essence
Making The Brownie Batter
To make the batter, start by soaking the dates in boiling water directly into the food processor.
This way, you don’t need to clean an extra bowl.
After 10 minutes of soaking, process the dates and water to form a date paste.
Don’t go crazy if there are pieces of dates left. It is fine!
Then, add all the ingredients except the almond milk.
Process the date brownie batter for just 30 seconds. You’ll get a thick sticky black brownie batter, slightly dry.
That is the time to add the almond milk.
Blend again for 10 seconds. It will form a shiny, creamy, fudgy brownie batter!
If you use the base ingredients, you can even eat this batter raw!
Baking The Brownies
Transfer the vegan date brownies mixture to a square baking pan lined with lightly oiled parchment paper.
Use a silicone spatula to flatten the top. It’s not only to make it pretty but also to ensure it cooks evenly.
Place the brownies in an oven preheated to 350°F (180°C) and let them bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
When they are cooked, take them out of the oven and let them sit in the hot pan for another 20 minutes to let the bottom finish cooking.
Then, take them out of the pan and transfer the date brownies to a cooling rack.
Making The Glazing
These brownies with dates wouldn’t be as delicious without their date frosting.
While baking, prepare your quick 3-ingredient date frosting. Again, super easy. You need a blender and:
- Cocoa Powder
You can add some vanilla essence if you like or salt for a salted caramel flavor.
As for the brownie batter, you need to let the dates soak for 10 minutes.
Once it’s done, add the cocoa powder and blend for about a minute.
Spread the date glazing on top of the brownies for double chocolate date brownies!
To make date brownies with a different taste, you can add the following ingredients to the batter:
- Chocolate Chips – opt for dark chocolate chips for a better taste
- Maple Syrup – for a slightly sweeter taste
- Sea Salt – for sprinkling on top of the glazing.
You can also add a drizzle of peanut butter, cashew butter, or almond butter on top of the brownies.
I recommend storing these brownies in a square cake pan with a lid in the fridge.
The cold will makes the brownies even fudgier and denser. Plus, it will set the frosting.
Store them for up to 4 days in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer.
Reheat them in the oven for 10 minutes or in an air fryer.
Frequently Asked Questions
One of the substitutions you can make to replace the flaxseed is to use eggs, but the brownies won’t be vegan-friendly anymore
Date brownies are typically healthier because they use less refined ingredients. This particular fudgy date brownie recipe is even healthier by using only dairy-free and egg-free ingredients.
These date brownies can be stored for at least 4 days in the fridge. They don’t contain any dairy or eggs, so they store quite well.
Dates are the secret ingredient to making ridiculously fudgy brownies.
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