I know it has been a while since I have posted anything and I am really sorry about that. I have so many things I have cooked and need to post but I just haven’t had the time since school is taking up most of my extra time right now. That will be over soon though and I will be able to get back to my posting of yummy foods.
Recently my Dr instructed me to go on a new diet, not like something to loose weight or anything but to take some certain foods out of my life for a while to see if it helps with some health issues. So I am giving it a go, so far it has been a week and really it is fine and not that horrible of a diet to stick to other then making sure that I do not eat any sugars or vinegar. So that pretty takes out every type of condiment known to man unless I make it myself which is something I have started to do since I am on this right now.
I was craving some brownies though the other day and so I started looking up recipes for them, I knew I heard about using black beans in brownies before and so the search began for the right recipe to use. Let me tell you something I found a lot of recipes but all ended up having so much sugar in them so I did a trial and error type cooking to make some that are able to fit my diet that I am on for now. The first time didn’t go so well, I added too much cocoa and they turned out very bitter, I was sad about this going so wrong. I tired again though this morning and it was perfection!
Black Beans ( no salt added) – 1 can rinsed and drained well
Unsweetened Apple Sauce – 1/2 cup
Banana – 1 ripe
Unsweetened Carob Powder – 1/4 cup
Alcohol Free Vanilla – 1 tsp
Liquid Stevia – 20 drops (add more if needed to taste or can use Honey)
This is a super easy recipe and you would not even know that they are made out of black beans. Take all of the ingredients and place in a food processor or blended and blend till all is combined. Then pour into a lightly greased baking pan and put whatever kind of toppings that you might like, I put some fresh pecans that was sent to me from Texas. You can add really whatever you would like melted peanut butter swirled into it would be nice but peanuts are something that I can’t have on this diet either. 😦
Place into a 350˚ pre heated oven and bake for 30 – 45 minutes, or until the brownie pulls away from the side of the pan and is firm in the middle. I baked mine in a bread pan because I wanted a thicker brownie, so adjust the time if you used a different pan and they are thinner. Once they are cooled you can cut them and enjoy. Make sure that you keep them in the refrigerator or they will spoil and they should be eaten in a few days, but that shouldn’t be too hard of a task.