Black Bean And Raspberry Brownies
Bean Brownies

Black Bean And Raspberry Brownies

  • November 7, 2021

There are a couple exciting opportunities floating in the air that I can't talk about just yet, but stay tuned.What I can tell you that I'll be partnering with the fabulous Columbus Barre3 for some fun nutrition events at the end of May!When I came home a couple weeks ago to a package of five dark chocolate bars from Theo Chocolate, I nearly died.But the best part about Theo is their mission, their passion for the connections that exist from bean to bar.Theo chocolate is sustainably grown with fair trade practices and produced in small batches for the a truly divine chocolate bar that's rooted in passion.Fresh raspberries + Theo raspberry dark chocolate = brownies.Cheers to beany brownies and oh ya know, just saving hundreds of thousands of lives a year with nutrition.I simply love their chocolate and wanted to share it with you all! .

Raspberry Black Bean Brownies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Raspberry Black Bean Brownies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Raspberry Black Bean Brownies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

These black bean brownies are super tasty and incredibly healthy to boot.Serves 6 Advertisement Ingredients 2 cups black beans, soaked and drained.1 cup raspberries (optional) Advertisement Preparation Preheat your oven to 350°F.Sprinkle extra nuts and chocolate chips on top if you are using them Bake for about 20 minutes. .

Meal Plan Mini: Creamy Black Bean Bowls, Cauliflower Tacos

Meal Plan Mini: Creamy Black Bean Bowls, Cauliflower Tacos

Meal Plan Mini: Creamy Black Bean Bowls, Cauliflower Tacos

This mini is even more fun than usual, since it includes a wholesome treat recipe among the savory ones.The whole thing is centered around black beans – a magical ingredient that will make its way into tacos, bowls, and brownies.Refried Black Bean and Cauliflower Tacos.Bring this list with you when you go food shopping, it’s got all the ingredients you’ll need for the recipes in this meal plan mini.1) Cook the beans and make the Creamy Black Beans.juice from 1 lime Instructions Soak the beans overnight or up to 24 hours in plenty of purified water with a splash of apple cider vinegar.Salt at the last 10 minutes.Remove some water from the pot with the cooked beans, so that the beans are just covered by the water (by about 1").Add the charred onion, jalapeño, garlic, and the oil from the pan to the pot.Add the paprika, chili, cumin, another generous pinch of salt, black pepper, and bay leaves, mixing everything in.Turn off the heat and mix in the lime juice.Remove the jalapeño, onion, and bay leaves.Remove 2 cups of the creamy beans to an airtight container, catching some of the liquid but not too much.These will be used for the Refried Black Bean Cauliflower Tacos (recipe below), so keep them refrigerated until ready to make the recipe.freshly ground black pepper (optional).We like to cook our rice with a generous pinch of salt, a grind of black pepper, a glug of olive oil, and a small splash of brown rice vinegar, which makes it infinitely more flavorful.Use in the Creamy Black Bean Bowls (recipe below).1½ teaspoons sea salt.1 medium red onion - thinly sliced Instructions Combine the vinegar, water and salt in a large glass jar.Add the onion and shake once again to mix.4) Make the Cilantro Jalapeño Crema.Cilantro Jalapeño Crema Print Serves: about 1½ cups Ingredients 1 cup untoasted cashews - soaked in water for at least 15 minutes.Place them in an upright blender, along with the purified water, lime juice, jalapeño, cilantro, and sea salt to taste.6 scallions - sliced into ½" pieces Instructions Preheat oven too 400° F (200° C).Distribute the cauliflower between the baking sheets, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cumin seeds.After 20 minutes, flip the cauliflower on both trays and add the scallions, mixing them into the cauliflower.These bowls are all about the creamy black beans, which make the best case for cooking beans from scratch.Creamy Black Bean Bowls Print Serves: 4-6 Ingredients about 5 cups creamy black beans (recipe above).about 6 cups cooked rice or quinoa (recipe above).cilantro jalapeño crema (recipe above).sliced green onion Instructions Serve the warm creamy black beans in individually portioned bowls, over warmed rice/quinoa, topped with quick pickled onions, crema, avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, and/or green onion.In addition, the tortillas get loaded up with our roasted cauliflower and scallions, quick pickled onions, crema, tomatoes, cilantro, and/or any other toppings you like on your tacos.Refried Black Bean and Cauliflower Tacos Print Serves: 4 Ingredients for the refried beans.2 cups creamy black beans (from above).refried black beans (recipe above).cilantro jalapeño crema (recipe above).Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.Add the chili powder, smoked paprika, black pepper, and garlic, and mix everything in for about 30 seconds, until fragrant.Top with the roasted cauliflower and scallions, dollops of crema, quick pickled onions, avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, and hot sauce, if using. .

Raspberry Goat Cheese Swirl Brownies

Raspberry Goat Cheese Swirl Brownies

Raspberry Goat Cheese Swirl Brownies

So I decided on “Raspberry Goat Cheese Swirl Brownies”…has a nice ring to it I think!I know, I know, black bean brownies are nothing new.I adapted this recipe from two different recipes I found online, then added my “Christal modifications” to them!Doesn’t that just sound nice?The goat cheese swirl is a delicious and light addition to the brownie that adds that little “somethin’ somethin'” that makes it really stand out from regular black bean brownies. .

Raspberry Chia Black Bean Brownie Cups

Raspberry Chia Black Bean Brownie Cups

Raspberry Chia Black Bean Brownie Cups

I found a new fix for my chocolate cravings in the form of Raspberry Chia Black Bean Brownie Cups.A layer of sweet, tart raspberry jam is nestled inside of a dark chocolate, fudge-like brownie, creating a decadent treat sure to satisfy any chocoholic.The fact that Raspberry Chia Black Bean Brownies Cups contain healthy ingredients is a bonus because there is no sacrifice in taste whatsoever.And then I did what I do every time I find a recipe I love – I started thinking about how to tweak/change it and what variations might create another fabulous dish, and before I knew it, Raspberry Chia Black Bean Brownie Cups were born!You simply can’t go wrong when you pair these two together, so I knew raspberry chia jam would be the prefect ingredient to bring these black bean brownies to the next level.Then stir in some chia seeds and transfer the mixture to the fridge for a few hours or overnight to cool and thicken.This technique works with all kinds of berries and produces a simple jam that is delicious when stirred into yogurt or used as a topping on oatmeal.Be sure to use high quality, extra dark chocolate and baking cocoa when you make Raspberry Chia Black Bean Brownie Cups.I used Guittard Extra Dark Chocolate Chips (63% cacao) and Ghirardelli premium unsweetened baking cocoa in this recipe.It’s important to let Raspberry Chia Black Bean Brownie Cups cool completely before serving.I probably picked one of the unhealthiest mass produced brownies on the market for this comparison but I wanted to show two extremes.You’ll notice that Raspberry Chia Black Bean Brownie Cups are higher in saturated fat because they contain coconut oil and real chocolate.There are lots of other scary ingredients in these fudge brownies too like artificial flavor, propylene glycol, mono- and diglycerides, cellulose gum, and sodium stearoyl lactylate.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a standard 12 cup muffin tin with paper or foil liners. .

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Black Bean Brownies

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Black Bean Brownies

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Black Bean Brownies

Studded with fresh raspberries, these gluten-free black bean brownies are not only rich and fugdy, but also secretly loaded with fiber.1/2 cup cocoa powder.1 1/2 tsp baking powder.1/4 cup chocolate chips. .

Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Brownies

Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Brownies

Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Brownies

These healthy raspberry chipotle black bean brownies are packed full of fresh raspberries, black beans and smoky chipotle powder.Basically it’s capable of taking black beans and pureeing them so smoothly that they can be used as brownie batter.If you have never had black bean brownies before I should note I find this recipe to be very fudgy and and only slightly sweet.I also experimented in this brownie recipe by using the new Truvia brown sugar blend.It gives you the same texture as traditional brown sugar with 75% fewer calories!1/3 cup dark chocolate chips Adapted from Hummusapien Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper, set aside.In the bowl of a food processor add black beans, cocoa powder, almond meal, Truvia brown sugar blend, eggs, olive oil, baking powder, vanilla extract, chipotle chile powder and kosher salt.Pour mixture into a bowl and stir in fresh raspberries and dark chocolate chips.Source: I was compensated by Truvia to use their new brown sugar blend in this recipe. .

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