After many of my friends and family requested recipes to the never-ending spew of pictures of food on Facebook I have finally been convinced to start my own blog. I am not the best writer and tend to lay off punctuation and common elementary grammar but I will do my best to keep this legible and somewhat clear. Cooking with NO oils, NO added salt and NO refined flours or sugars. Plant based, nutrient dense foods that pop with flavor! I hope you enjoy the pictures and try the recipes.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Chef AJ's Black Bean Brownies
I made these after watching the Chef AJ YouTube videos. I LOVED them. Word of advise is to cook them extra long, super crispy. One user on Dr. Fuhrman's website suggested that what he does is when the cooking is done to flip the entire thing over and cook the other side crispy too. The crispier the better which gave me the idea that this would make a great cookie too. ENJOY!!!
1 15oz can black beans (drained and rinsed) 1.5 cups date syrup 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder .5 tsp baking soda 1 TBSP Vanilla Extract 3/4 cup flour (I used SPELT) 1/2 cup choc chips (optional) 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Using a food processor - blend beans and date syrup until smooth
add remaining dry ingredients
pour into 8 x 8 pan
sprinkle with choc chips or nuts (optional)
Bake in 350 degree preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean