Friday, 21 March 2014

Healthy brownie recipe

Healthy brownie recipe
Yes, it's definitely possible! I have a healthy brownie recipe, and don't worry, they still taste great even though this recipes uses zero sugar. These brownies are so good, I'm almost too embarrassed to admit that I ate them for breakfast along with some coffee. But really, once you see the ingredients, it's not that bad! 




Healthy brownie recipe


Time

15 minutes prep time
40 minutes cooking time

Tools

Pureeing tool such as a blender or food processor 
Oven
8x8 pan 
Bowl 
Measuring cups/spoons

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • 20 dates (15 dates medjool) 
  • 2 tablespoons greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cacao  
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1.5 cups dried black beans (2.5 cups cooked black beans) 
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons of brewed espresso 
  • Optional: 1 cup dark chocolate chunks


Instructions 

*For instructions on how to prepare dried beans, read my spinach and bean soup recipe
*Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius or 395 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Add dates and yogurt to your blending tool
  • Use a food processor or a blender to get dates to a paste like consistency. A food processor works better, but a blender can do the trick! I used my very old, very cheap blender and it worked. You will have to stop, move the mixture around with a spatula, and maybe add another teaspoon of yogurt or milk
  • Remove the dates and add them to a separate bowl 
  • Add the black beans to the blender/food processor. You may need to add a tablespoon of liquid at this point if using a blender. I recommend a tablespoon or two of almond milk
  • Once the beans have all been blended into a paste, add them to your bowl
  • Blend bananas and add to bowl
  • Add the rest of the ingredients -  vanilla, cocoa, eggs, baking powder, and baking soda
  • Pour the mixture into a greased baking pan and pop it into the oven 

Healthy brownie recipe

  • Let bake for about 40 minutes. You can test it with a toothpick - if you poke the mixture and the toothpick comes out clean, they are done!


Let cool (if you can wait that long) and dig in! I ate some warm. And cool. And then I ate some more. Seriously. These are good. However, I am not 100% convinced that these are brownies. They always come out so light and fluffy that these remind me of a cake, too. Either way, they are chocolate-y and moist, and so so good!

For more desserts, check out my healthy desserts page, and be sure to stop by my pinterest board for even more inspiration:



Today, I am linking up at the Saturday Crafty Showcase: 


Bowdabra Saturday Crafty Showcase


And at the MMM Link Up Party hosted by Amber from Adventures in Mindful Living and Kim from This Ole Mom.

Thank you for reading,
Yuliya