What joy! What joy! A totally delicious brownie which is genuinely good for you! This special treat is super simple to make, it's high in protein, totally sugar, dairy, gluten and grain free! And it's soooo good!
I used adzuki beans here. Adzuki beans (also know as aduki or azuki beans, red chori or red cow peas) are an outstanding source of fibre and can help with weight loss and lowering cholesterol. They are also an excellent source of magnesium, potassium, folate, manganese, iron, copper and B vitamins.
Adzuki beans need to be soaked overnight in plenty of fresh water and rinsed well before cooked. They will take 20-30 minutes to cook. Simply cover the soaked and rinsed beans with plenty of water, bring to the boil and simmer with the lid on for 20-30mins. They will be soft when ready. These can be drained and used in the following recipe, in a salad, soup, stew or whatever you fancy!
- Food processor
- Baking tray, approximately 9" x 9" or 23cm x 23cm
Prep Time (not including bean prep): 10 mins
Cooking time (not including bean prep): 20-25 mins
- 6 whole organic eggs
- 3 cups cooked and drained adzuki beans, cooled
- 1/2 cup coconut oil/butter
- 1 cup cacao powder
- 1 cup tightly packed dates
- 1/2 cup cacao paste/liquor pieces or dark chocolate chips
- 1 tbs honey
- 1 tbs vanilla essence
- 1-2 tbs orange zest (optional)
- 1 tsp good quality salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
Set the oven to 350F/180C. Prepare baking tray by lining it with grease-proof paper.
Set aside the chocolate chips / cacao paste. Using a and food processor, blend together all of the other ingredients until thick and smooth. You may need to add a little water and/or blend in two batches.
Add the chocolate chips /cacao paste and mix in with a wooden spoon. (Don't blend, otherwise you'll pulverise the pieces – you want chunks.)
Pour into the baking tray.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the centre is set. To test this, use a wooden stick, if it comes out sticky, give it another 5 minutes and test again.
Serve with a mug of almond chai.
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