Raw Maca & Cacao Nibs Brownies

Raw Maca & Cacao Nibs Brownies
  • Type
  • Difficulty
  • Flavor
  • Estimated Time
    2 Hours 26 Minutes
  • Served
  • Yield
    6 servings


  • Cacao
  • Maca
  • Fig
  • Almond
  • Orange
  • Dates
  • 2 tablespoons of Cacao (nibs)
  • 2 tablespoons of Maca (powder)
  • 2 cups of Fig (dried)
  • 1 cup of Almond (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of Orange (zest)
  • 2 tablespoons of Coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons of Cacao powder (unsweetened)
  • 6 Dates (dried)


This easy-to-make recipe combines the energizing and hormone balancing effects of pure Peruvian maca powder, with the antioxidant benefits of raw cacao nibs and protein-rich almonds. Figs, on the other hand, provide dietary fiber and are low in sugar, while digestive dates help to blend all the ingredients, turning these tasty raw brownies into a healthy, energy boosting snack for any time of the day.

  1. Cover the dried figs with boiling water and let them sit for about 15 minutes.(15 minutes)
  2. In a food processor, blend together the soaked figs and dates (without the water) with part of the almonds. Pulse until you obtain a smooth paste.(5 minutes)
  3. Add the maca powder, the cacao powder and the coconut oil. Pulse until smooth and transfer the mixture into a bowl.(2 minutes)
  4. Carefully, with the help of a spatula, add the orange zest and the rest of the chopped almonds. Mix until all ingredients are perfectly combined.(1 minute)
  5. Cover a square pan with parchment paper and pour in the batter. Press and level the preparation until it is evenly distributed.(2 minutes)
  6. Cover with the cacao nibs and some extra finely chopped almonds. Press slightly to obtain a thin crust over the preparation.(1 minute)
  7. Let sit the preparation in the fridge for about two hours. Take off the parchment paper, cut into bars or square bites and enjoy!(2 hours)