Thursday, February 7, 2008

Healthy Brownie Recipe - Garbanzo Beans

It's true, you didn't misread the title of this post! Brownies that use garbanzo beans and are actually relatively healthy! A student and friend, Kathy G, made these brownies over the weekend and they were spectacular. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did, and thanks Kathy!




Best Ever Brownies

Preheat oven 350 degrees

1 and 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

15oz. can garbanzo beans (drained & rinsed)

4 eggs

2T coffee powder (optional)

2T canola (or vegetable) oil

1t vanilla

1/2 c brown sugar

1/2 t baking powder

1/4 t salt

1/2 c chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans optional)

Melt the chocolate. Combine eggs, coffee powder and beans in food processor until very smooth. Add remaining ingredients - oil, vanilla, sugar, baking powder and salt, process until well blended.
Add melted chocolate and process briefly to mix, add nuts (if using).
Place batter in greased 9 in. square baking pan. Bake 350 for 35 to 40 min.


Kathy used Hazelnut Nutella as a frosting. Super yum!

Enjoy the best darn brownies ever!



Love Much,

Kris
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3 comments:

lisa said...

Are these chewy brownies? Or more of the cake variety? I'm kind of particular and only like "chewy brownies", I can't stand brownies that are like chocolate cake but just more solid.

Total Health Yoga - Kris said...

My family tells me they're not "super cakey", but are more on the cake side of the fence. Perhaps you could alter the ingredients to make it a bit denser.

mayaguez6 said...

what would be the nutritional breakdown for these?