I've been experimenting with more legumes in my diet of late (my body seems to have been craving them postpartum!). I used to make a deliciously dense and fudgy black bean brownie, that although claimed to be 'gluten-free' and free from flours, was packed with brown sugar so gave a decent sugar dump!
I thought I'd have a go at making it lower in sugar, so I subbed the cup of brown sugar for a banana (adds a lot of natural sweetness) and a touch of rice malt syrup. It's also egg free and dairy free for all those allergies out there.
I think this version is still as awesome, but won't send the kids into hyperdrive at lunchtime!
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a 20cm x20cm slice tray with baking paper.
2. In a food processor, add beans, banana, oil, peanut butter and rice malt syrup and pulse to combine, until beans are completely smooth.
3. Add almond flour, cacao powder and baking powder. Mix again.
4. Use a spatula to scoop mixture into pre-prepared slice tin. Smooth the top and sprinkle with chopped chocolate.
5. Cook in oven for 25 minutes. It may not look totally cooked in the middle, but this makes a delicious fudgy brownie!
Once cooled, brownies will keep up to 5 days in the fridge. They also freeze brilliantly.
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Featuring my favourite oats and banana, I had a hankering for something chewy and substantial with my morning cuppa the other day, so I whipped up these Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
I adapted a lactation cookie recipe I made on repeat a few months ago when Hope was born. Pulled out the brewers’ yeast and flax meal and added some ground chia and almond butter for healthy fats.
I whipped up these protein-packed bites using NuZest Chocolate Clean Lean protein powder, but you can use any kind of protein powder you like.
As you can see, my chocolate coating skills leave a lot to be desired, and I've since had recommended to insert a toothpick and roll the bite in the chocolate to get an even coverage all around. Try that and let me know how you go.
Is there anything better than cookies and cream? Maybe chocolate cookies and cream!
I was feeling creative and this slice just kind of came into being, but I'm not sorry because it really works! This raw decadent slice is smooth and creamy with a delightful crunch from the cacao nibs.