OK I know what you’re thinking – “Evelyn, you’ve taken this health-kick thing too far.” Black beans and avocado in a brownie? Oh yea. This recipe is awesome! I served it to my sons without saying what they were made of – and they totally enjoyed it. I hope they don’t see this blog post or the secret will be out.
½ large avocado
3 cups cooked black beans – rinsed and drained
3 whole eggs
1 cup of coconut palm sugar
¾ cup regular cocoa powder
¼ cup dark (dutch processed) cocoa powder
* or you can use 1 cup regular cocoa powder and skip the dark
2 tsps. vanilla extract
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. real sea salt
Preheat oven to 350°
Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Pour into greased (I used coconut oil spray) square brownie pan. Top with chopped walnuts or pecans – optional. Bake for 30 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
This food for the soul won’t spike your blood sugar so dramatically because they include slow carbs, healthy fats and a good amount of protein. It provides a good amount of fiber also. So give it a try. You’ll be surprised how good it taste. If you’re sharing with family and friends, don’t tell them what’s in it. Just serve and observe.
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