December 5, 2013
Health During the Holidays
Holidays are a time of festivities, family and food. Let MANNA help you put health into your holiday season with this recipe that will transform an everyday dessert into a healthy ending for a holiday meal: MANNA’s Black Bean Brownies.
These brownies are a new addition to the MANNA menu. They tempt our clients but are a more protein-rich version of this everyday dessert.
15 ounces cooked black beans – drained and rinsed
3 large eggs
3 Tablespoons canola oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup chocolate chips
1.Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Place the black beans in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, oil, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt and process until smooth. Add ¼ cup of the chips and pulse a few times until the chips are incorporated.
3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top with a rubber spatula, and sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips.
4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan before slicing into 2-inch squares.