BLACK BEAN NUT BUTTER BROWNIES
I know I know you have heard this one before. But I swear they are delish!!! Now, this has taken me lots of trial and error time with a very picky crew (specifically my husband!). Believe me that I have had my fair share of less than par black bean brownies. But, this time I think you will be pleasantly surprised! Layer this up with some banana protein ice cream and now we’re talking!
It is kind of a passion for me to handcraft desserts specifically into something that become wholesome and nutrient dense.
What I love specifically about this recipe is that it is SO EASY. Like most of what we do in our house, it’s what I like to call a ‘one shot pot’. Though it’s not technically in a pot but you get the drift! There is something satisfying about throwing all the ingredients into a food processor and BAM you are done! I don’t like to spend my time primping and fussing over a meal, let alone a dessert. I also don’t want my family to feel deprived like they are missing out on what the world has to offer. But, I also want them eating real ingredients that taste good and leave them not only feeling good but healthy.
This little tasty treat is both dairy and grain free with one piece leaving you satisfied.
BLACK BEAN BROWNIES
- 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ½ cup raw cacao (or bakers cocoa)
- 1/3rd cup coconut oil
- ½ cup raw honey
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp sea salt (watch salt if using salted peanut butter)
- 1½ tbs xylitol ‘sugar’
- 2tsp vanilla
- 1/8th tsp almond or coconut extract
- up to 1 cup of Dark Chocolate (*we love Enjoy Life Brand-chunks)
1. Pulse all ingredients together until well incorporated then add Chocolate chips and do some quick pulses to mix them in.
2. Pour batter into 8×8 greased pan (*we like coconut oil spray)
3. Put in 350 degree preheated oven for 25-30 minuets until dipping knife into middle of brownie and it comes out clean. I like to eat these straight up hot and melty!
- though I haven’t tried it, I would imagine that any nut butter would work well. If anyone tries it please let me know how it comes out 😉
- In case you are wondering what xylitol could be. It is a sugar alcohol with negligible effects on blood sugar and is a teeth friendly sweetener derived from the birch tree.
Hope you all enjoy!
~Love the Abundant Fit Momma Kitchen