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Chocolate Dusted Calimyrna Fig and Cardamom Brownie Bites

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I love, love, love, love these!  But then I love figs and cardamom and together… I doubly love them. haha  Now that I have professed my love… it’s time to get serious!  Well, as serious as I can get here, which isn’t very.  :)

These are chubby, little brownie bites.  About 3/4″ thick and 1″ square.  The perfect bite!  The flavor balance between the bitter raw cacao (chocolate) that coats the rich, warm flavor and aroma of cardamom, mingles well with the earthy, seedy, texture of the dried figs.  Quite remarkable if you ask me… go ahead ask me! (big cheesy grin)  Not doing so well for being serious, now am I?

Ok, (clears throat, here is goes)  I always like to look at spices in the eyes of Ayurvedic practices.   Though cardamom has many health benefits, today I wanted to just touch on what it can do for the stomach.  I am fascinated by the digestive system.

Not only is cardamom delightful and appetizing, it is highly aromatic.  Aromatic spices are a powerful friend to those with a myriad of digestive difficulties, from belching to sluggish digestion.  It accelerates the gastric emptying rate, meaning it relaxes the stomach valves that prevent your food from entering the small intestine. It also has been shown to relieve nausea and has been used as an aid in morning sickness.

 

Ingredients: yields 36 bites

  • 2 cups rolled, gluten-free oats, soaked and dehydrated
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 2 cups diced dried figs
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder, coating

Preparation:

  1. In the food processor, fitted with the “S” blade, combine the oat, almond flour, salt and cardamom.  Pulse together.
  2. With the food processor running, drop in the figs and dates.  Then drizzle in the coconut oil.  Process until the batter sticks together and starts to form a ball as the blade spins.
  3. Line a cookie or pan with plastic wrap and press the batter evenly and firmly.  I made mine 3/4″ thick.  It didn’t fill the cookie sheet so I just squared up the edges.  Place in the fridge or freezer to firm up.
  4. Remove and cut into small bite size squares.
  5. Coat the brownie pieces with cacao powder and shake the excess off.
  6. Eat right away or store in the fridge for 1 week or in the freezer for 1-2 months.

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14 thoughts on “Chocolate Dusted Calimyrna Fig and Cardamom Brownie Bites

  1. Mags says:

    hmm. Looks yummy but I need suggestions to slow down my digestive system…not speed it up. Know of any? Mags

    • amie-sue says:

      Good evening Mags… this is hard to answer quickly, being I don’t know your situation. You can always email me at amiesue@nouveauraw.com with more info and I can see if I can share some suggestions. I am not a nutritionist but happy to see if I can help. Have a wonderful weekend, amie sue

  2. Abe Peters says:

    Wow that sounds great! I’m really trying to eat healthy for myself and kids, these are the kinds of recipes that’ll help me do it because the kids are picky eaters.

    I just want to say thank you for providing such helpful ideas and recipes, keep up the great work. :)

    • amie-sue says:

      Your welcome Abe and thank you for sharing. How old are your little ones? They are so blessed to have a mom who encourages healthy eating. Have a wonderful and fun weekend, I plan on it and shouldn’t be the only one. hehe amie sue

  3. Kathryn says:

    These sound too divine. I, too, adore cardamon. I might just break my week juice detox programme for this, as I can’t wait to try it!
    A million thanks for the extraordinary inspiration you regularly provide, Amie-Sue.

    • amie-sue says:

      oooh no, stay on track with your detox program… unless you feel it is time to stop, but you might want to ease into foods before adding such a rich dessert. Though I have no idea what your program looks like… I am sure that you are on top of it. :) The recipe will always be here for when you are ready. :) Blessings Kathryn.. amie sue

  4. philliphan says:

    Hotep. Keep doing what you do, great inspiration..

  5. Diana says:

    These are my next dessert to try. They look and sound divine! How could they be anything but yummy with these ingredients? Thanks for sharing all of your good food :-)

  6. Wendy says:

    Love these. This is my first time playing with cardamom. Thank you. It certainly will not be my last.

    • amie-sue says:

      Hi Wendy… I was pleasantly surprised when I first started using cardamom as well. I am so glad that you branched out and tried something new. :) Have a blessed nights sleep… night. amie sue

  7. Claudia's says:

    These turned out absolutely amazing. Thank you for such a fantastic recipe!

  8. These are so wonderfully amazing! And easy!! Time consuming, yes, but I am getting used to soaking and sprouting and dehydrating and then storing so they are ready when I want to make something like this. I didn’t have enough figs for a batch and a half so used more dates than figs but the cardamom ratio is perfect so that is the flavor that mildly comes through!! Thank you for your website and recipes – I love every one that I have made!

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Carolyn for posting such a wonderful comment. Soon you will be free flowing in the kitchen. Anytime we learn something new it can seem daunting, it is just a matter of retraining ourselves so we can adapt to new patterns. I hope that you continue to find inspiration throughout my site. Many blessings! amie sue

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