Healthy Blendtec Brownies

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So I have a new favorite ‘toy’! Apparently I was a good girl this year, and so for Christmas, Santa gave me a Blendtec! For a while now I’ve been searching for the perfect healthy treat that I can make using my new favorite kitchen gadget! I also wanted to find a recipe that I’ll enjoy, and one that my kids will actually eat! Well, I’m happy to say I’ve finally found ‘the one’! It’s a super easy and delicious ‘Blender Brownie’ recipe, and it also happens to be packed full of nutritious ingredients! Win-win!

IMG_1357There are a couple of things that I like about this recipe:

1. It’s fast! You basically take all the ingredients and throw it in the blender. Easy-peasy! No mess with extra pans and bowls = less dishes for mommy to wash, yay!
2. It has no white sugar (unless you add the optional dark chocolate chips)….on my last blog, I mentioned how I’m on a ‘no refined sugar’ kick, and I’m really committed to trying my best to minimizing my family’s sugar intake.
3. The recipe actually tastes good, even though it is on the healthy side. My kids asked me to make more! My oldest daughter, Madison, said that these brownies were her new favorite!
4. There are nutritious ingredients, including eggs, coconut oil, protein powder, honey, and the secret ingredient….black beans, what?! I promise you can’t even taste them, though!

Ok here’s the recipe:

4 Tbsp Organic Coconut Oil, melted
4 organic cage-free eggs
1/2 cup raw unfiltered honey
1/4 tsp. pink Himilayan salt (or sea salt)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp. vanilla
1 can organic, no-salt added black beans; drained/rinsed
1/3 cup powdered stevia
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
*you can add 1/4 cup of Kodiak Cakes-Power Cakes Flapjack and Waffle mix for a more cake-y brownie

Directions:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9″ rectangle pan with coconut oil cooking spray. Put everything in blender and blend, and then pour into the greased pan. Except for chocolate chips, don’t blend those. Just sprinkle ’em on top of the batter. Check at 30 minutes, but if you like them goo-ey, take them out. If not, let them cook for 5 -10 minutes longer.

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I hope that you have fun trying out this these easy-to-make brownie recipe! Oh, and they’re even good the next day if you keep them moist in a container (if they last that long). Enjoy!

XOXO

~Amy

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