Black Bean Brownies

Looking for a delicious new dessert with added protein? This is a FANTASTIC dessert to sneak those beans in for kids and picky eaters! I have made these plenty of times and I have had such great feedback on how people don’t even taste or realize that the beans are in them! This is a gluten free recipe… and they’re definitely worth trying!

Makes 16 servings

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8 pan. Place beans in food processor and process until mashed. Add eggs, vanilla, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, sugar and oil. Process until smooth. Pour into pan and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Nutrition Info: Serving 1 brownie = 144 calories, 5g fat, 26g carbs, 3g fiber, 4g protein, 17g sugar, 150mg sodium

 

 

Sweet Treat In The Heat!

Here’s a healthy dessert I came across on Pinterest: Watermelon Strawberry Mint Popsicles

“These low-calorie watermelon strawberry mint popsicles are sweet, refreshing, and, with only three ingredients, a cinch to make.”

INGREDIENTS- Makes about 8 popsicles

4 cups of cubed seedless watermelon (about half a medium melon)
12 fresh mint leaves
10 large strawberries (leave four whole and cut the rest into bite-size chunks)

DIRECTIONS

1. Blend watermelon, mint leaves, and four whole strawberries in a food processor or blender until smooth.

2. Put a few chunks of strawberries in the bottom of each popsicle mold. Fill halfway with watermelon mixture and then add a few more strawberries to each mold. Fill almost to the top with the mixture and place the sticks on top.

3. Freeze for at least three hours and enjoy!

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