Brownies with figs and Macadamia nuts

I’ve been going overboard with goodies lately, so I’m staying away from sugar for a while. I saw these brownies, however; and they called out to me. I resisted, but I thought I’d share this recipe so that someone else can enjoy them. They just look so rich!

the vegan kitchen of dr caligari

These weeks I have been surrounded by brownies. Firstly I saw them on il cucchiaio di legno and that recipe inspired mine. Last week a colleague took me a slice of her brownie and gave me a pack of serviettes as well. Thank you, Beatrice.
Below my version with figs and Macadamia nuts.


For the brownies
120 gr all purpose flour
50 gr cocoa powder
1 tbsp ground coffee
1 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
1 tbsp cornstarch
80 ml canola oil
3 figs flesh
125 ml soymilk
60 ml orange juice
125 ml agave syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
100 gr Macadamia nuts

For the glaze
100 gr semisweet chocolate
60 ml soymilk

Preheat the oven to 180°.

Measure out the flour, cocoa, baking powder, coffee, salt and cornstarch into a bowl. Whisk together.
Blend the figs flesh with the orange juice and add this mixture to the…

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Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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8 Responses to Brownies with figs and Macadamia nuts

  1. Celeste, thank you very much for sharing my recipe. Actually that was the last brownie I ate and now I feel like making it again! 🙂

    • You’re so welcome!! I love the fig/macadamia nut combo. I’ve never tasted anything with that mix, but it sounds like a winner. Your photo is outstanding as well!! If you’ve got any food photography tips to share, I’d love to hear them. Celeste 🙂

  2. run4joy59 says:

    I promised my doctor I’d do my best to eat much healthier…but if someone offered me one of these, I doubt I’d be able to resist.

    • Haha – me either Patti! That’s why I decided not to make them. I figured that if I reblogged the recipe, however; I’d be reminded of them the next time I need to make dessert for company. It looks like a guest-worthy dessert!

      If you want to eat your dessert and keep your health too, then try this Orange Chocolate Pudding recipe. It has no sugar and it’s absolutely delicious! Here’s the link:

      Thanks for reading – I really appreciate it girlfriend! Celeste 🙂

  3. Lorrie Wenzler says:

    I do like figs so this recipe looks interesting. You certainly are on a brownie kick.

  4. Mmmmmmmm I am in need of brownies! I haven’t tried fresh figs before, but I really need to! Surprisingly here in Spain, the vegan desserts/pastries are pretty healthy, mostly made with spelt.

    • I think healthy vegan desserts can taste wonderful if they’re done right, but I’ve had some vegan desserts that just tasted, well…. HEALTHY. I like desserts that are good for you but don’t taste like they are. I actually used to not use sugar at all, but I’ve back slid recently. I’d like to get back to my no-sugar ways, so you’ll be seeing more healthy desserts from me soon. But I promise you – they won’t taste healthy! Thanks so much for your comment – I really appreciate it! Celeste 🙂

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