Melt in your mouth, oil-free, plant-protein packed with that feeling of decadence. Yup, these brownies pass the test.
Bring this to a dinner party and fool everyone.
There’s black beans in there?
The fresh mint from the garden adds a subtle zing to complement the cacao hazelnut combo to make this brownie a little out of the ordinary and unique in it’s own way.
This is incredibly easy to do and only uses one contraption in your kitchen – the mighty food processor (a high-speed blender does the trick as well with some elbow grease as you will have to scrape down the sides a bit more and put that tamper to good use).
Black beans pack the protein, fibre, folate and phytonutrients. They’re a great option for a plant based protein that help lower your cholesterol and keep you regular.
Hazelnuts give you the vitamin E you need for your healthy hair and nails.
Cacao is overloaded with antioxidants to counteract any of those oxidized cells in your body and prevent cancer and disease.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 brownies
-1.5 cups black beans
-2 tbsp chia seeds (for chia egg, you could use flax meal instead)
-3 sprigs mint (from the garden is best!)
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-2 tbsp coconut nectar (or maple syrup)
-1/3 cup coconut sugar
-1.5 tsp baking powder
-1/3 cup chopped raw hazelnuts
-1/4 cup dried coconut flakes
-1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Blend all ingredients in food processor until smooth except for hazelnuts, coconut, chocolate chips
- Add rest of ingredients and pulse until combined
- Spoon into non-stick muffin tin
- Bake for 20-25 minutes (test with tooth pick- if it comes out without any brown stickiness, that’s it honey!)
- After a few minutes out of the oven, remove from tin and let cool on a cooling rack.
Serve with Banana Soft Serve
Top with coconut and hazelnuts
Drizzle date caramel over top (drool)
*How to make date caramel*
-Blend 10 gooey medjool dates, 1 tsp vanilla, dash salt in food processor or high speed blender
-Add hot water slowly until desired consistency