Thursday, 24 April 2014

Adorning in April #24: Healthy Brownies?!

Ahhhh brownies, is there any better dessert??
I however have found the most amazing recipe to make brownies out of black beans, yes beans! Strange I know but trust me they taste AMAZING! You know that feeling after you've eaten really decedent brownies and you kind of want to curl up into a ball and not eat for a few weeks? Yeah this doesn't do that to you! This is light, fluffy and leaves your sweet tooth satisfied without the food baby / food coma! 
I originally found them on Tone It Up and wanted to share the recipe with you with how I make them. 

Tone It Up Black Bean Brownies 


1 can black beans (19oz), drained and rinsed

3 tbsp coconut oil, melted

3 eggs

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup carob chips

1/3 cup of stevia
Set oven to 180 degrees Celsius 
Combine all ingredients except the stevia in a food processor 
(I have also used a blender before and it works ok as long as you add all wet ingredients in first!) 
Remove from  processor and mix in stevia 
Line a baking tray with baking paper (I go for long and slim ones to get nice thin brownies that I then cut into big pieces to have as dessert size, alternatively for the quintessential brownie shape a 9x9 square baking dish will do the trick)
Pour in mixture and make sure it is spread even through the pan
Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes 
And volia! amazing-ness!
For all you Aussie ppl reading, I originally had a hard time finding black beans, they are not stocked in your local supermarkets. I get mine from a local health food store in Canberra so I would check out a health food store for this ingredient! 
I love to have this as a dessert from time to time, it tastes incredible heated up for about 10 seconds in the microwave and then topped with greek yoghurt and strawberries!
A tasty dessert that has no guilt factor and actually is good for you and is made from black beans but tastes like chocolate goodness?! Whats not to love!!!
Let me know if you make these and what you think! I love giving them to people and not telling them the main ingredient until after they have confessed their love for it haha!

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