Just because we decide to eat a healthy, plant-based diet doesn't mean that we suddenly lose our desire for sweets. Oh, you probably will adjust your tastes to enjoy less sugar, salt and fat. However, nature did build us to seek out and find these sources of calories. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies should hit the spot without going overboard on your promise to yourself to stay healthy.
Because they are made with black beans, there's a lot more fiber than regular brownies which can offset the affect of sugar. Although they are made with coconut sugar, they still have the same number of calories and carbs. I like to eat these only occasionally as a treat or to share with company. You can substitute regular sugar for the coconut sugar.
Finding great plant-based alternatives to the high-calorie, fat laden treats is a bit of a challenge, but I have a few others you can choose from too, like the Baked Pears, Strawberry Ice Cream, and Smoothies.
This recipe is super easy if you have a food processor. You basically throw everything into the processor and whir until smooth. I like to use parchment paper which helps them come out of the pan easily without any added oil.
Nuts and chocolate chips as an optional addition. Please adjust this to your particular health needs. These chocolate peanut butter brownies are just as good without them.
Be sure to try a few more plant-based dessert recipes:
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