High Protein Brownies YUM!

Naturally Nourishing is all about staying with a lifestyle consistent with everything all “natural”. In our eyes, the word ‘natural’ means zero to very little processed, pre-packaged food. We LOVE raw food and especially GMO-Free, organic food. Recycling, reusing and re-purposing is also a favorite here.

15 ounces cooked black beans – drained and rinsed

3 large eggs

3 Tbs. coconut or canola oil

3/4 cup sugar or equivalent of Stevia

1/2 cup unsweetened carob powder (or cocoa powder)

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

½ tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp sea salt

½ cup carob chips (or dark chocolate chips)

1.Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Place the black beans in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth and creamy.  Add the eggs, oil, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, baking powder, and sea salt and process until smooth.  Add ¼ cup of the chips and pulse a few times until the chips are incorporated.

3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top with the back of a wooden spoon, and sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup carob chips.

4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan before slicing into squares. Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from: mannapa.org

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