These easy no bake whole30 bars taste like raw brownies! Grain-free, no flour and no sugar added they take minutes to make!
Can you have dessert on the whole30 diet?
When it comes to the whole30 diet, dessert is NOT a word you hear consistently. In fact, the Whole30 diet promotes NOT having any foods or recipes that may or may not fall into this category.
They say that recreating desserts or treats goes against what the whole30 diet aims to promote in the first place.
So….we will be a little bit devious here and make a dessert-like recipe…for breakfast!
Also try these 3 Ingredient Flourless Brownies– They use ALL whole30 approved ingredients.
Can you have cocoa on the whole30 diet?
Fortunately for us (and many people who follow or are participating in the Whole30 diet!), cocoa powder IS acceptable on the diet.
You need to ensure the cocoa powder used is 100% unsweetened, and if possible, able to be substituted for raw cacao powder.
Be wary of the brands on the market, as many contain added sugars and sweeteners to them!
Is unsweetened chocolate whole30?
Unfortunately, unsweetened chocolate or chocolate chips are not whole30 approved. Even ones that contain 90-100% cocoa still have some form of added sugar in them.
Not to worry- These healthy raw brownie bars have enough cocoa in them you won’t even miss them!
Whole30 Bars Ingredients
Instead of using any flour or grains, a combination of dates, nuts, and cocoa powder are used to produce a soft, thick and fudgy breakfast bar.
These breakfast bars aren’t keto, but they can easily be adapted to be- Simply make these raw keto brownies instead.
Any nuts can be used, but I prefer almonds and walnuts, as they bring out the cocoa flavor. Cashews would also be fantastic.
How to make Whole30 Bars
To start, add your almonds and walnuts into a food processor or high-speed blender. Pulse well until a crumbly texture remains. Do NOT over-blend, otherwise, you will be left with almond butter. You’ll then add your dates and blend very well, regularly scraping down the sides to ensure the mixture is well combined. Add your cocoa powder and blend once again. If the dough is too thick (the mixture isn’t sticky enough) add 1-2 tablespoons of water. Then, you’ll want to transfer the dough into a lined pan and press into it. Top with extra nuts (I love pecans and walnuts!) and refrigerate until firm.
Still craving chocolate? These no-bake brownie bites are keto-friendly and taste like fudge!
Raw Brownie Bar Tips
- These whole30 brownies with dates are best made with Medjool dates. They are naturally softer and gooey, making them easier to blend. If you use regular dates, soak them in warm water for 30 minutes prior.
- Regularly scrape down the side of the blender/food processor- The dates tend to stick to the sides and they must be mixed into the nuts for a smooth texture.
- If you don’t follow a whole30 diet, add some chocolate chips into the blender for some extra chocolate flavor.
Storing and Freezing Bars
These whole30 breakfast bars need to be stored in the fridge in a sealed container or on a plate covered in plastic wrap. They will keep fresh for at least 2 weeks.
You can freeze these bars, as they are also freezer friendly! Wrap individual bars in parchment paper and place them in ziplock bags. They will keep fresh for at least 6 months.
If you are following a whole30 diet or not, I hope you enjoy this sneaky way to enjoy chocolate for breakfast.
More healthy breakfast recipes
- 90 Second Keto English Muffin
- Cinnamon Swirl Breakfast Bread (Keto friendly)
- 1 Minute Mug Cakes– 20 Recipes
- Blueberry Muffins
- Blueberry Pancakes
- Line a square pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a high-speed blender or food processor, add your almonds and walnuts and blend until crumbly- Do not over blend or else you will be left with almond butter.
- Add your dates and blend well, until combined. Regularly scrape down the sides. Add your cocoa powder and continue to blend. If the batter is too crumbly, add 2 tablespoons of water, until smooth and glossy.
- Transfer to the lined pan and press firmly into place. Refrigerate until firm.
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