Recipe of the week – Healthy Brownies



If you like it sweet, but have deprived yourself for health reasons, this might be the right alternative – and you can also purchase the cook book to go with it, if you go to the website below ($ 5). Otherwise simply try the recipe below and see if you enjoy it as much as I did. Have fun and lose weight while eating chocolate brownies in moderation, Barbara

* 1 cup cooked black beans 
* 1 1/2 large eggs
* 1 tbsp + 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
* 2 tbsp cocoa powder
* 1/3 cup soaked pitted dates, finely chopped
(about 12-14)
* 1/2 tsp baking soda
* 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
* 1/8 tsp sea salt
* 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
* 2-3 tbsp dark chocolate chips

1. Soak dates for 1-2 hours until soft, but
not mushy, drain and chop finely
2. Preheat oven to 350F
3. Rinse and drain the black beans well
4. Add all ingredients except for chocolate
chips in blender and blend until very smooth
5. Stir in chocolate chips
6. Pour batter into rectangular loaf pan that
has been brushed with butter or olive oil or
lined with parchment paper
7. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes, do not
8. Brownies are ready when a toothpick
inserted into the middle comes out clean
9. Cool and then cut into squares

TIP: these taste even BETTER after a night
in the fridge, but I don’t blame you for having
one while they’re still hot. 🙂

This is just ONE of the 78 unique and healthy
dessert recipes in my friend Helen’s “The
Dessert Angel’s Heavenly Recipe Guide”.


Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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