Desserts & Treats

BLACK BEAN BROWNIES

A Mostly Whole Recipe


 

Beth Says: As many folks realize, yet totally ignore, typical American Desserts & Treats are loaded with sugar, white flour, hydrogenated oils, artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, and many other harmful ingredients and additives.

All recipes in my book as well as online here contain REAL ingredients, never FAKE foods or additives so common in Standard American Foods that many folks think of as "normal."

The other day I was in a supermarket - one I selectively buy some of my groceries from. I walked down an aisle that I typically avoid since I never have cake mixes on my grocery list. The long aisle was filled with assorted brands and types of cake mixes and frostings.

This is what literally popped in my mind as I walked past the products I know to be toxic to the body's health:

If a store offers this many cake mixes and frostings, it means that folks are buying them (stores can't offer for very long what doesn't sell since space in stores is valuable - the store must sell its products to stay in business and make necessary profits. I know this for a fact since I worked for 26 years as Registered Dietitian/ Nutritionist at Good Foods Co-op in Lexington, KY).

Then my mind went on thinking of all the folks eating these cakes: the young (even babies, toddlers, and school-age children needing quality nutrition for growth and brain development), the old and middle aged people, people of all ages with ADD/ADHD, depression, heart disease, cancer, arthritis,  and dementia.....serious problems already, plus those in the process of developing problems because of how they eat.

Such thinking is what motivates me to encourage YOU and help you (whoever you are, reading this) to take the time and effort to learn to eat better.

If you have not yet started your personal Nutrition Mission, I encourage you to start right NOW! Don't wait any longer. Get excited about feeding yourself and your family wholesome foods that will keep you well and help reverse problems you have already developed.

    

  • 15 oz can black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted but not hot
  • ¼ C cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp Nu-Naturals Stevia
  • 1 small apple, cored & diced fine (include peel)
  • 1 tsp instant decaf coffee powder
  • ½ C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly grease an 8 or 9-inch square baking dish. Combine the rinsed and drained black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, diced apple, and instant coffee in a blender container. Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into the baking dish. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Bake for about 35 to 45 minutes, until edges start to peel away from the sides of the pan. Let cool and cut into rectangle-shaped brownies. Makes about 20. This “mostly whole” recipe has been adapted from a recipe at www.shape.com.