No-Bake Carob Brownie Bites

No-Bake Carob Brownie Bites | vegan, gluten-free, AIP, paleo | FitCakery.com

Even though I made the recipe up from scratch, somehow, I still couldn’t tell they weren’t chocolate.

Not chocolate?  Whoever heard of a brownie that wasn’t made with chocolate?  Not me, at least, until very recently, when I decided to try giving it up.  Not exactly my idea of fun!

No-Bake Carob Brownie Bites | vegan, gluten-free, AIP, paleo | FitCakery.com

Chocolate didn’t get the boot because of Lent, or because it’s inherently, sinfully, bad for me (like the mayor in one of my favorite movies, Chocolat would think,) but simply because it is a bean.  A seed, really.  But, for the sake of my wellbeing, that was enough of a reason. 

However.  That was NOT enough of a reason not to have fudgey brownies.  We all got to have a little sanity, people, and this stuff does it for me! 

No-Bake Carob Brownie Bites | vegan, gluten-free, AIP, paleo | FitCakery.com

While trying, as much as possible, to stick to the Autoimmune Protocol as I’m still unsure of the origins of my current inflammation issues, I’m opening up to trying even more ingredients than ever before!  It has been a tasty adventure so far, my friend.  (Check these AIP-friendly recipes out…)

Frozen Lemon Bars

Creamy Zucchini Detox Bisque

Matcha Green Tea Power Balls

So now I’ve been finding some thrilling uses for carob powder.  First step, carob powder, all-people-friendly, delicious brownies… next step, ruling the world?  Or maybe just another recipe using fun, new ingredients!

No-Bake Carob Brownie Bites | vegan, gluten-free, AIP, paleo | FitCakery.com

No-Bake Carob Brownie Bites

AIP, raw, paleo, gluten-free, vegan {makes about 18}

No-Bake Carob Brownie Bites | vegan, gluten-free, AIP, paleo | FitCakery.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 large or 2 tiny bananas*
  • 1 small avocado
  • 4 T. coconut sugar or honey
  • 6 T. coconut flour
  • 4 T. carob powder (sub cocoa powder if you wish for non-AIP!)

*I’ve even used a brownish, ripe plantain – it turned out great!

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, blender, or mixer, combine bananas through carob powder.
  2. Use a small scoop (about 1”) to scoop out about 20 or so balls onto a flat surface like a plate or pan.  Freeze for 10 to 30 minutes before removing and rolling between your hands to make each one spherical.
  3. Place the brownies on a flat surface and use a fork to flatten it in a criss-cross.
  4. Transfer the brownie bites to a sealable container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or freeze.
  5. Note:  If you want WARM gooey brownies, just 5-10 seconds in the microwave on a medium setting – or 30 seconds per side on a hot pan – will do it!

Nutrition per 1/18 recipe: 46 calories; 2.2 g fat; 8.5 g carbs; 2 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 0.6 g protein