Dark Rum Walnut Brownies

Dark Rum Walnut Brownies

Bittersweet dark nutty fruity chocolaty bliss! These slightly cakey brownies are much healthier than your average brownie, as they're made with natural whole ingredients.



Ingredients / Directions: 

Combine the following and mix well. (Quick and easy to do in a good blender or food processor.)

1 1/2 c prune/raisin fruit puree (this can also include other dry fruit like dates and apricots)
2 eggs
2 Tbsp melted butter (or vegetable oil)
1/4 c dark rum (1/3 c if you like it rum-ier)
2 Tbsp sucanat or brown sugar
2 Tbsp honey
*1/3 c Dutch-processed cocoa
*1/3 c regular raw cocoa
Optional: 1 tsp finely grated zest from an orange or lemon

*If you want to use all raw cocoa, I recommend adding  1 - 2 Tbsp more sweetener, as raw cocoa is more bitter than the Dutch.

Combine Separately:

2/3 c fine whole spelt flour (or wheat)
1/2 tsp each: salt, baking powder
1/4 tps baking soda

Mix wet and dry ingredients, then mix in:

1 c roughly chopped walnuts
3-4 squares of chopped semi-sweet baker's chocolate
-->or 90-120g of chopped dark chocolate
-->or 1/3 to 2/3 c dark chocolate chips

Spread into a generously buttered or well oiled medium-sized pan and
bake at 350 for about 30 min - until the sides start to pull away from
the pan, and center springs back when touched.

Enjoy :-)


i just made these and

i just made these and they're fabulous. thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes. i was eyeing up the chia at the health food store today - i'll try your breakfast bars soon. thanks again.


I made this recipe with kahlua and it was SO much better than I expected. AMazing. Endorphin releasing! It would probably be good with espresso as well if you didn't want to use alcohol.

So happy you enjoyed these.

So happy you enjoyed these. :)
I make very similar brownies with Kahlua too
ha ha!