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Maintenance – Raspberry Bean Brownies.


This recipe came from Dr. Barnards new book, “Power Foods For The Brain”.

I’ll admit that my kids weren’t big fans, but I loved them!  These really aren’t very sweet so you could easily add 1/4-1/2 of sweetener to make them a little more appealing to the little ones.

Super Raspberry Protein Brownies

Beans add fiber, calcium and protein, making these brownies a nutritious indulgence!

2 15-oz cans black beans, rinsed & drained

1 cup pitted dates

1 cup all-fruit or low-sugar raspberry jam

1 tablespoon vanilla

¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 -1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ teaspoon sea salt

350 degree oven. Grease pan.

Combine beans, dates, jam, vanilla in food processor and process until smooth. Add flour, cocoa powder, salt and process again.

Spoon into pan, smooth top w/spatula. Bake 35 minutes or until the top looks set. Remove from oven, cool completely, cut into 16 squares. (these take a little time to set up) Will keep in fridge up to 1 week.


Source: WFM 1-10

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