These Raw Chocolate Orange Brownies are packed full of zesty fresh orange flavour, protein, and they contain an extra special ingredient – cricket flour! (Author: Greens of the Stone Age)
I know what you’re thinking – cricket flour? In brownies? Bleurghhh… But just hear us out!Did you know that we are in the minority when it comes to not eating insects? A whopping 80% of the world’s population eats insects as part of their daily diet. So maybe we need to take a step back and start thinking how to integrate this amazing food source into our western diet. Not only could it improve your health and your wallet, but it could also help to save the planet.

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup/250g pitted medjool dates (packed)
  • 1 cup/100g pecans (preferably activated)
  • ¾ cup cacao powder
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1.5 tbsp almond butter
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp Gathr Foods Cricket Flour
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp orange extract
  • ⅛ tsp fine Himalayan pink salt (if coarse grind)
  • ¼ cup/25g pecans or walnuts (preferably activated)

For the garnish:

Instructions
  1. Combine all of your brownie ingredients except for the ¼ cup pecans/walnuts into the bowl of your food processor. Pulse a few times before processing until the mixture forms a smooth ball. Be sure to scrape down the sides frequently using a spatula to ensure that the ingredients mix together thoroughly.
  2. Pulse in your ¼ cup of pecans/walnuts until you get a nice mix of nutty chunks.
  3. Grease and line a a suitable sized dish with greaseproof paper (I used a 19cm x 14cm 0.8L capacity Pyrex dish) and make sure to leave enough excess paper so that you can lift the brownies out.
  4. Drop in your brownie mixture and press down firmly with the palm of your hand until evenly distributed.
  5. Place into the freezer for 1 hour until set.
  6. Remove from the freezer and set to one side for 5 minutes. Sprinkle over your orange zest and cacao powder. Then using a blunt knife or metal spatula begin to ease out the sides before tipping out the brownies. Cut the brownies into your desired size and then EAT THEM ALL!

    Thanks to the amazing Georgie for developing this recipe for us 🙂