Need to add a little more fiber, nutrients and non fight you yum into your kid’s or your own daily eating plan? Then you must give this recipe a go!
We love these delicious ‘better for you’ brownies. Dates are the key to ensuring the fudgy consistency and nutrient boost. The beans — while this seems like a strange ingredient to put in brownies, the breakdown of the beans actually makes this recipe more protein packed, fiber-ful and sweet. The molasses is not to be missed — mmmmmm . . . worth getting and adding. It pulls all the flavors together perfectly enough to make you sing.
Rich, gooey and all things a brownie should be —sans the guilt. In fact, they are healthy enough for you and your kid to have them first thing and/or as a feel good snack. What not? Brownies for breakfast! Yes mam and yes sir.
Enjoy little mamas out there especially my Madison and Brandt who requested this recipe ❤️
1 can of great northern beans, rinsed, drained
1/3 cup of natural peanut butter
6-7 dates, soaked for at least 5 minutes to soften, drained
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1.5 Tb molasses
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
sea salt for garnish
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and spray an 8 X 8 inch baking pan.
2. Add all ingredients except walnuts and chocolate chips to a high speed blender. Blend from low to high until smooth.
3. Pour batter into baking pan and sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips. Finish with sprinkle of sea salt.
4. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until top is lightly browned, starting to puff and a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
5. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with a little more sea salt (if desired) and allow to cool 5-10 minutes. They will remain gooey and fudgy like.