I love sweets. I don’t think it’s too much of a secret. Unfortunately, most baked goods are too sweet and have too much flour – wheat and gluten make my belly unhappy 🙁 And I’ve found its much easier to make things vegan, than gluten free! So I was beyond ecstatic when this recipe popped into my inbox on the MyYogaOnline Newsletter – on a side note, My Yoga Online is one of the places I guest blog at. You can sign up for a months worth on unlimited yoga via the internet for $9.99. They have awesome classes and teachers, as well as blogs and resources to bring your yoga practice “off the mat”. If you click on the link along the right side of this site, it will take you there. If you sign up, let them know I sent you please! No shameless promotion, just a really amazing yoga website for when you can’t make it to the studio.
Now back to the brownies. I’m not a huge fan of chocolate cakes (except for my wedding cake!). But I have always LOVED brownies. Not a huge fan of chocolate ice cream either, until I tried the soy kind and it tasted like a brownie ;). These brownies rea super healthy, the only unhealthy ingredient is Pure Male Syrup – which is still sugar, but its unprocessed and about as “healthy” as pure sugar can get. Oh, and the chocolate chips! But they can be optional if you are worried.
I don’t own a brownie pan, so I turned this in to a pie. complete with frosting. Its dense, moist, and delicious. And has a TON of protein and carbs to keep you satisfied with just one piece.
*There is just not alot of ways to make chocolate look pretty, but I promis, this is d-e-l-c-i-o-u-s.
Flourless Brownie Pie:
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
3 tbsp dark cocoa powder
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
2/3 cup oats (gluten free)
1/4 tsp (himalayan) sea salt
3 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup chocolate chip (more or less as desired – I just threw in a handful…or two)
1 ripe avocado
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2-3 tsp maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add all batter ingredients into a food processor, except the chocolate chips. Blend until combined thoroughly. Scrape the sides and process through if needed. Stir in your chocolate chips. Spread into a lined or greased pie pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes.Cool for 10-15 before frosting.
Add frosting ingredients to blender of processor. Blend until smooth. Spread over brownie pie.
Refrigerate after eating, if there is any left.
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Have a beautiful and healthy weekend!
Peace and love,