So, in constant quest for non-meat sources of protein for my toddler, I decided to give the black bean brownie recipe a try. And you know what? It was delicious. Seriously yummy. However, I wasn't happy with how much sugar was added to it, so I tweaked the recipe a little.
It's simple. It's quick to make and Remy loves it. Ok. We all love it, and I don't worry about letting him eat it because it is healthy- well as healthy as can be. And most importantly, I am able to sneak in a little extra protein. It is also gluten free, so safe for celiacs.
Here are the main ingredients:
1 can low sodium or no salt added black beans
1/4 cup cocoa (preferably organic)
1/4 cup (more or less depending on your preference) raw, unpasturized honey
1 banana (this is the secret to being able to reduce added sugar)
pinch of saltdash of vanilla
blend all of the above ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a butter 8x8 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes- voila! Easy peasy!