VEGAN BLACK BEAN WALNUT BROWNIES

20 Apr

  
Here’s some vegan yumminess coming your way this sunny day☀️ These brownies are a great way to eat your black beans!

  
 
Black beans are high in fibre which helps in lowering the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decreases the risk of heart disease. Plus, it can also be enjoyed as a yummy protein snack! These brownies are also low in sugar without sacrificing the texture or the sweetness of regular brownies. 

Recipe (yields 11 brownies)

1 can organic black beans (rinsed and drained)

2 tbsp flaxseed meal + 4 tbsp water (mixed in a bowl)

3 tbsp virgin coconut oil (melted)

2/3 cup raw cocoa powder (I used Camino)

¼ tsp sea salt

1 ½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

½ cup organic coconut palm sugar (or raw cane sugar)

¼ cup dairy free dark chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)

Crushed walnuts for topping (or pecans, additional chocolate chips or toppings of choice)

Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a non stick muffin pan with coconut oil.

Add all ingredients (except chocolate chips and toppings) into a food processor and puree until a smooth batter forms. Transfer batter into a bowl and fold in chocolate chips.

Using an ice cream scoop or a 1/3 measuring cup, scoop the batter into the muffin pan and top with walnuts. Place the brownies in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top and edges are dry.

Take brownies out of the oven and place them on the counter. Do not remove the brownies from the muffin pan until they are completely cooled or they will fall apart. Let them cool for 20-30 minutes.

Enjoy when ready.
Note: These brownies should be stored in the refrigerator in an air tight container and will last for about a week.

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