Healthy Thermomix Raw Carob Brownie Bars
If you are making things with lots of raw cacao then you may like to try this one with these Healthy Thermomix Raw Carob Brownie Bars. Many good health food stores or wholefood buy by the scoop stores will stock carob powder.
My first experience of carob was at my first raw foods workshop many years ago. We were given a carob bean pod and we ate the pod which was hard and chewy. It wasn’t really sweet though sweet enough to make you go back for another bite then it grew on me and I just wanted more. It had seeds the size of a popcorn. It’s not easy to get your hands on these though if you do please let me know. I’ve only seen them again once in a bulk store in Bondi.
- Carob tannins contain Gallic acid that works as an analgesic, anti-allergic, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral and antiseptic.
More health information here if you like to read more http://www.australiancarobs.com/health.php
It has a sweeter taste than cacao and may be more appealing to the palette for younger children than raw cacao as it is less bitter. Also some parents are conscious of the stimulating affects of cacao as well in large amounts that is.
Feel free to make the chocolate version though. Give it a try and let me know what you think. I love it especially with the Orange essential Oil from Young Living. Learn more about Essential Oils here.
- 170g prunes or dried figs
- 140g raisins or sultanas
- 140g Sunflower seeds
- 80g pumpkin seeds
- 60g shredded coconut
- 40g carob powder or raw cacao
- 50g coconut oil
- 2-3 drops of Young Living Orange Essential Oil
- Blend the prunes or dried figs in thermomix 6 sec/speed 6 or in your blender to a fine dice.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to blend 10 sec/speed 6 in thermomix or your blender till well combined. Repeat if necessary depending on the texture you like. I like to see some chunks in mine though if you want to hide things more just blend a little more.
- Freeze for an hour if you are in a hurry to cut it otherwise refrigerate over night before removing to cut
- Using a sharp cook's knife cut into bars or small bite size pieces. Store in a container in the refrigerator. They keep for weeks.