These delicious Brownies are super high in protein as the main ingredient is… Red Kidney Beans! You would never guess it though, such tasty wee bites that are gluten free, refined sugar free and if you omit the butter – dairy free. The perfect sweet addition in the school lunch box or after dinner treat x
You will need:
1/2 Tin of Organic Red Kidney Beans – Approx 3/4 Cup
1 Free Range Egg
2 Tbsp Olive Oil – Generally you don’t use a strong tasting oil in baking however these brownies are so rich you wont taste it
1/2 Cup Organic Coconut Sugar
1/4 Cup Dark Cocoa Powder
1/4 Cup Ground Almonds
1 Tbsp Butter
2 tsp Ground Cacao Nibs – Optional
3/4 tsp Organic Vanilla Bean Paste
1/2 tsp GlutenFree Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda Zest of Half an Orange – Preferably Organic
1-2 Tbsp Juice from the Orange – Depending on how much you like Jaffa flavour!
First up Preheat oven to 180°c and line a brownie/slice tin with baking paper.
Put your Beans in a mini chopper or food processor and blitz into a paste. At this point add your Egg, Oil and Water and blitz in 3 second bursts until combined. Finally add your remaining ingredients and process until well combined, you may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spoon to help things along.
Pour Mixture into your lined tin, spread the top out evenly and into the centre of the oven it goes for 15 minutes.
Lick processor bowl and spoon
Once it is cooked remove from oven but leave in the tin to cool for 10 minutes. Dust with extra Dark Cocoa Powder and cut into squares. Store it in an air tight container for up to 4 days.
If you prefer you can double the recipe for a thicker brownie, just double the cooking time.