I thought I would share my recipe for No Bake Brownie Bites here on my blog. I featured these on my Instagram account a few weeks back.
This recipe is super easy but you do need a food processor or powerful blender to create the ‘brownie mixture’. I mixed these up in my Vitamix.
The recipe includes low FODMAP and gut friendly ingredients: dark cocoa powder, walnuts, raisins, pure maple syrup and vanilla extract. Small amounts of raisins are considered low FODMAP per both Monash U and FODMAP Friendly. For additional fun and flavor, you can roll the ‘bites’ in shredded coconut, hemp seeds, chia seeds or maybe mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (my husband’s personal fav)!
From a FODMAP elimination diet standpoint, one of these bites is a suitable serving per sitting. Once you are done with the re-challenge phase, you may find you can tolerate more (like me)! 🙂
- Makes 9 brownie bites; serving size 1
- 1 cup walnut halves
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup cocoa (I use Hershey's dark cocoa powder)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons water to thin batter for easy blending
- Optional garnish: hemp seeds, chia seeds, shredded coconut, mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Add walnuts, raisins, cocoa powder, vanilla, and maple syrup to blender or food processor fit with a metal blade. Pulse to blend, adding in water slowly. Batter should be thicker than traditional brownie batter but creamy enough to form into balls.
- Roll mixture into about 9 even balls.
- Roll into one of the garnish options, if desired.