Healthy Edible Brownie Batter Pantry Essentials
- Rolled Oats
- Cocoa Powder
- Nut Butter
- Black beans
- Chocolate Chips
You might be looking at this list or even the picture above in confusion because of the addition of black beans. Don’t worry, you won’t taste them in this thanks to the other ingredients. On top of that, it adds a good amount of plant based protein to this delicious treat.
Why are beans healthy?
I often see a lot of hesitation when it comes to adding beans to your diet, but there are so many good reasons to add them in. Beans have
- Plant based protein
The plant based protein and the fiber content are key ingredients for feeling satisfied. More often than not, when I recommend beans to my clients, they instantly feel the difference of including them. They tend to be less hungry and sustain themselves better between meals. To see what I mean, look at these nutrients in the context of 1/2 cup of beans.
- Protein: 7 grams
- Fiber: 8 grams
- Folate: 128 mcg (~30% DV)
- Iron: 1.8 mg (~10% DV)
Not a bean eater? Take it slow. Make sure to rinse beans well and slowly add it in to your diet to get used to them. This can look like adding about 2 tbsp to start off with and increasing from there about 2 tbsp at a time every 5-7 days.
Since beans are high in fiber, your gut bacteria will really like them. As a result, you might notice a little gas or even an increase in bowel movements. Adding them slowly allows your gut to get use to them and also helps to reduce some of the gas you might hear people complain about. However, considering the benefits bean eaters possess, which includes heart health benefits, better blood sugar control, and more satisfaction with meals, it seems like a fair trade. Keep in mind, some of the longest lived people on this planet eat beans regularly. And by regularly, I mean daily.
Why you need healthy edible brownie batter in your life
The thing I love about this recipe is it’s call to balance. It’s a balance of the deliciousness of dessert, but keeps me centered by including ingredients I absolutely value. I think it’s a good lesson for these times. I think finding balance within the chaos is important. If you are staying in at the moment, check in with yourself. See where you are finding chaos and look to find ways to restore balance.
Balance might include establishing a home routine that keeps you from working at home the entire day through. It could be making it a point to be more mindful with your eating. There’s so many ways you can check in with yourself and see what you need during this time. For me, I will most likely stay in the kitchen and do a lot of cooking and baking. It always brings me balance and is very restorative to me after a long work week in front of the computer. And of course, if it means that for the next few weeks I’m eating more brownie batter, I’ll be happy to find balance in that.
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A healthy edible brownie batter treat that you don’t need to bake. Satisfying, easy to make and requires only a few pantry items.
- 1 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup rolled or quick oats
- 1/2 cup natural almond butter
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup unsweetened soy milk
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- In a food processor, add in oats and process into a flour.
- Remove oats from processor into a bowl and add can of black beans then process until smooth.
- Add flour back into food processor along with other ingredients.
- Process ingredients until batter is smooth.
- Take mixture and scoop into a storage container, cover and place in fridge for at least 10 minutes before serving.
How to Serve
This is meant as a fun little dip/spread or something you can absolutely eat by the spoonful (like I did). Really good on toast with sliced banana on top of mashed raspberries.
Almond butter can be pricey, feel free to sub for peanut butter (will have more of a Reese’s peanut butter cup taste). To find cheaper jars of almond butter definitely check out the store brand options by Aldi’s, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.
Keywords: brownie batter, no cook, brownies
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