Black Bean Granola Butter Brownies

I love sweat treats but making healthy alternative makes it even better! However, if you see a brownie and crave it then eat it: don’t deprive yourself! Brownies are delicious and I made a recipe using black beans! I know it may sound crazy but it actually turned out amazing. Also try not to eat all the batter before it goes into the oven because it tastes amazing. The nut butter I used was granola butter! It is a newer kind but I definitely suggest trying it out because it tastes delicious!

Ingredients:                                             -1 can black beans                                 -1/4 cup cacao powder                         -1/4 cup granola butter + 1-2 tbsp for topping                                                 -1 tsp vanilla extract                             -1/2 tsp baking powder                         -1/2 tsp baking soda                               -2 tbsp pure maple syrup                     -2 tbsp almond milk                               -dash of salt                                             -Optional add ins: cacao nibs or chocolate chips of choice

Directions:                                               1. Preheat oven to 350 F.                       2. Add all the ingredients to a food processor, except for the add ins.       3. Process until forms a texture like above and spray a 6×8 pan with coconut oil.               4. Pour in the batter and drizzle extra granola butter on top.                 5. Bake for 20 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes before cooling! Enjoy like is or add a scoop of ice cream on top!

Chia & Flax Cashew Butter

It couldn’t be nut butter week without making a homemade one am I right? I have tried almond, peanut, sunflower, and even granola butter but could never find a cashew butter. Therefore, I just decided to make my own and even added some yummy super foods to make it even better. Making your own nut butter may take a while but it is worth it! Plus it may look weird and look like it won’t work at first but with a little patience it will form!

Ingredients:                                             -2 cups unsalted cashews                   -2 tbsps chia seeds                               -2 tbsps flax seeds                     Optional:                                                 -1 tsp cinnamon                                 -1 tsp vanilla extract                         -1 tsp cacao powder

Directions:                                               1. Put the cashews in a food processor.                                                2. Blend for about 20-30 minutes. May have to scrape down the sides and take a break in between so the food processor doesn’t overheat.                                                 3. Once it is a creamy consistency pulse in the seeds and optional add ins.                              4. Transfer to a glass jar and store in fridge or cabinet. Makes about 1 cup.                          5. Enjoy with fruit, toast, oatmeal, or right off the spoon!