Try this great recipe for a healthier dessert option. It is high in fiber and protein. It is one of my new favorites.
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed, or 3/4 cup dried black beans
5 tbs. neutral-tasting oil, like canola oil or grape seed oil
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened coca powder
1/2 cup bean flour or other gluten-free flour
1 tsp. xanthan gum or guar gum
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne or chili powder, optional
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, optional
1. If using dried black beans, soak them for several hours and cook them until very tender.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan and set aside.
3. Add black beans to a food processor and process until a paste forms.
4. Add eggs, oil, sugar, cocoa, flour, xanthan gum, vanilla, baking powder and chili powder, if using. Process until smooth and well combined. Add walnuts, if using, and process until walnuts are mixed in.
5. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Top with chocolate chips, if using.
6. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until an inserted tester comes out clean.
Each brownie contains 191 calories, 8g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 53mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 5g protein.
(Recipe from “Living Without”)