black bean brownie
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Bean Brownie – vegan, healthy & high protein

There are so many prejudices about a plant-based diet. And one of them is the supposed lack of protein. Nope. Not really a thing to worry about when you are vegan. In fact, plant protein has a higher bioavailability than any other protein source. But this blog is not about protein sources, well actually it is in a slightly different way. The topic is this high protein bean brownie recipe that I created.

The funny thing is that I kind of accidentally came up with it. So I had some black beans, and did not really feel like using flour but thought, why not try something new? And that’s how I came to create this magic combination. I kid you not, you will not realize that there are beans inside. It tastes sweet but also super flavorful. It is really good and I am so glad that I tried it. So enjoy getting healthier with every bite!

black bean brownie
They are even cat approved!

Ingredients

  • 400 g of black beans
  • 5 dates
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao
  • 250 grams of apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of ground flaxseeds
  • a splash of almond milk

Preparation

  • Pre- heat oven to 180 ° C
  • cook the beans for about 10 minutes until soft (if you use canned ones, the dry ones need longer)
  • rinse them and add all the other ingredients
  • blend them and pour into a baking dish
  • Bake the bean brownie for about 10- 15 minutes, depending on the dish you use
  • let it cool and enjoy

I hope you enjoy the black bean brownie. It is the perfect post workout fuel and can basically be a great snack on the go.

And fun story on the side: the bean brownie is also cat approved. I am not sure whether you should feed them to your pets, but mine seemed to like them anyway…

Enjoy!

Nicola

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