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Flourless Cherry Brownies For Valentine’s Day

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Here’s a delicious cherry brownie recipe for Valentine’s Day. These yummy brownies are soft, moist and easy to make. They are also dairy-free, gluten-free, flourless, fruit sweetened and there’s no added oil in them. So, why don’t you give them a try and surprise someone you love? Or, you can just enjoy them by yourself.

You can use fresh or canned cherries; I used canned ones. Of course, you can use any other fruit that you like. Also, I used pumpkin puree, but you can use mashed banana, applesauce or any type of fruit puree of your choice.

I made my brownies with coconut flour. However, you can use flax meal, nut flour, or desiccated coconut instead.

Also, I decided to add a tablespoon of hazelnut butter. This is optional, but it adds a lot to the flavor. You can use another type of nut butter, or just skip this step.

I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out my brownies and make them extra special.

I served my brownies with a pink sauce made of cherry juice and coconut cream. If you prefer, you can serve them with dairy-free cream or ice cream.

This is my family’s favorite brownie recipe, although I love my cakey brownies too!

Flourless Cherry Brownies For Valentine’s Day

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 9

Flourless Cherry Brownies For Valentine’s Day

Ingredients

  • 12 dates
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pitted cherries for decoration (raw or canned)
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnut butter - optional
  • Vanilla extract – optional
    For the sauce
  • 2 parts cherry juice
  • 1 part coconut cream
  • Sweetener of your choice - optional

Instructions

Presoak your dates in hot water for half an hour or until they are soft and you can mash them with a fork.

Pit your cherries and preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).

Mash the dates and mix them with the pumpkin puree. Add cocoa powder, vanilla extract, hazelnut butter and eggs, and mix everything together.

Add the flour and baking soda and mix until everything is well combined. The batter will be quite thick.

Transfer the mixture onto a baking tray covered with baking paper and decorate with cherries.

Bake for 18-20 minutes. Check the brownie with a toothpick: if the toothpick turns out clean, it’s ready.

Let it cut down and cut the brownies. I decided to use a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

Serve with cherry sauce, coconut cream or ice cream.

Enjoy!

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