Monday, 9 January 2012

Want to eat more fiber..try a brownie!

I know when you think about increasing your fiber intake you probably think about a nice bowl of oatmeal. An increase in fiber in your diet can help lower your cholesterol and decrease your risk for heart disease. But sometimes you are craving that sweet chocolate gooey goodness of brownies. Why not combine both and try BLACK BEAN BROWNIES.
Did you know that 1/2 a cup of black beans has 9.7 grams of fiber? Compare that to 1/2 a cup of rolled oats that has 4 grams. My friend Lesley posted this on her facebook page as something she makes for her kids and I think it is something anyone can enjoy as a treat!
Black Bean Brownies
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Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 16
"These brownies are gluten-, dairy-, and soy free."
1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed
and drained
3 eggs
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 square baking dish.
2.Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, sugar, and instant coffee in a blender; blend until smooth; pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture.
3.Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.
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