True Love Brownies

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://planithealthier.wordpress.com

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

2 cups (or 1 15-oz can) of black beans, rinsed (to remove any added salt) and pureed
4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate or 3-4 Tbs natural cacao powder
1/2 cup stevia or agave nectar
4 tablespoons eggs (or to replace eggs, for each egg, use one
3 tablespoons instant grain coffee substitute (such as Inka, Roma, Peru, or Teechino)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
cup ground flax seeds (only if you used eggs)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Grease an 8-inch baking pan.
3
Melt the chocolate and butter or oil together in a small saucepan.
4
In a food processor, puree beans and vanilla until smooth.
5
In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs (or the flax meal and water), stevia or agave nectar.
6
Beat in the pureed beans, coffee substitute, cinnamon and ground flax seeds.
7
Add chocolate mixture and beat well.
8
Pour into prepared baking pan.
9
Bake 40-45 minutes or until set. If you press your finger into the middle, it should make a little dent. Do not over bake.
10
Let cool. Cut into small squares and enjoy one at a time.

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About

Last year around Valentine’s Day, I was working as a nutrition coach for the Vermont Biggest Loser competition, and I wanted to offer my hard-working team a delicious treat. Something they had diligently been avoiding, such a brownies. We had turned their diets around in order to support their blood sugar levels. The team was doing a great job sticking to low glycemic meals which were helping them feel satisfied longer, have fewer cravings, enjoy even energy levels and lose weight! Staying within those guidelines, I made them a batch of low-glycemic brownies for a great-tasting, high-protein, high-fiber treat.

How to turn moist chocolatey brownies into something healthy? Well, you need a few unusual ingredients. I thought if included them in the name of the recipe, it might turn people away, so I renamed it “true love” since I think a great way to show love is to offer healthy foods.

Yield:

12.0

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February 10, 2010

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