Aduki Fudge Brownies

Enjoy this healthy alternative to regular fudge brownies without spiking your blood sugar levels! Chestnuts provide balanced sweetness that’s low in fat and high in complex carbohydrates. For a delicious treat, serve in a parfait topped with raspberry jam and almond creme!

Ingredients; Serves 12 people:

1 cup cooked aduki beans

3/4 cup roasted chestnuts

1/2 cup brown rice syrup

1/4 cup raisins

1 tablespoon grain coffee

2 tablespoons almond butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup toasted almonds chopped

1 1/2 tablespoons agar flakes

1/4 cup apple juice

Steps:

1. Mix the beans, chestnuts, rice syrup, and raisins in a large saucepan and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Put mixture through a food mill or grind in a food processor until creamy.

2. Add grain coffee, almond butter, vanilla extract and almonds

3. In a large saucepan, mix agar flakes in apple juice and add aduki mixture. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes stirring constantly

4. Pour into a cake pan and cool in refrigerator until set. Cut into bite-sized squares

Nutrition per serving:

Calories: 161

Fat: 5 g

Protein: 4 g

Sodium: 14 mg

Carbohydrate: 25 g

Fiber: 3 g

Source: Cormier, Nicole. The Everything Guide to Nutrition: All You Need to Keep You–and Your Family–healthy. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2011. Print.

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