I think I was born with a sweet tooth. A ravenous one that comes out late at night and encourages me to go straight to the cupboard. I can’t help it, I swear.
As I mentioned last week, I’m trying to cut back on my refined sweeteners so I’ve been limiting my treat options down quite a bit. I’ve kind of been trying to adapt a new mentality about really nourishing my body; this means I pick nutritious food over empty calorie or sugar-packed sweets. Sounds easy, but it can be actually quite challenging. Turning down french fries when you are in a relationship with ketchup is never fun and it’s even more difficult to say no to Reese’s Eggs this time of year.
Of course, everything in moderation. I’ll take a peanut-buttery egg or two every now and then! Overall I’m determined to be mindful of what I’m putting into my body plus how it will nourish and make me feel after I’ve eaten it.
So check out the ingredients that make up these brownie muffins:
Not pictured: Coffee (it adds depth and flavor)! And of course, chocolate chips (DUH)!
Mix everything up and you end up with black bean brownies. In muffin form.
Yep, I said it: Beans in your brownies. Brownie in a muffin. Totally a thing. Totally amazing.
Trust me… please?
These are my new favorite late night nibble. Lots of protein, fiber, iron, and good for you nutrients. Full of chocolate goodness.
FYI: It’s important to use a high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder in this recipe.
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Flourless Black Bean Brownie Muffins
Author: Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com
Recipe type: Muffins, Dessert, Healthy, Dairy Free
Protein and fiber packed flourless black bean brownie muffins! Taste like a cakey-delicious brownie except without all the guilt. No one can tell they're made with beans!
*Use 4 eggs instead of 3 if you'd like a more cake like consistency.