Monday, 08 May 2017 13:24

Black Bean Chia Brownies

Black Bean Chia Brownies
This recipe is loaded with fibre in the black beans and the chia. You can omit the walnuts or replace with hemp seeds if you wish. Great gluten-free treat that tastes delicious.

1 15 oz can black beans (drained and rinsed)
3 large eggs
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup of raw cane sugar
1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup of walnuts, pecans or hemp seeds

Mix all but the chocolate chips and nuts together with a beater or in your high powered blender or food processor. Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts. Place in an 8x8 greased pan and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015 17:51

Hempseed & Chia Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just last week my daughter had some friends over to celebrate her birthday.  As we were enjoying dinner, all of her friends were telling me their favourite foods that I make and what I can make for them the next time they visit.  This chocolate chip cookie is Emma's favourite, and got a resounding yes from the rest of the crowd.
 
I wanted to  attempt  a new oatmeal chocolate chip recipe and incorporate two nutrient dense foods I love, chia and hemp seeds.
Talk about a powerhouse cookie! Some might even say, GOOD FOR YOU! Good luck trying to keep them out of these cookies.  
 
Hempseed & Chia Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
Ingredients:
 
1 1/3 cup of spelt flour
1 1/2 cup of rolled oats
3/4 cup of coconut
1/3 cup chia seeds (whole)
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup of chocolate chips

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 cup of coconut oil

3/4 cup of raw cane sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla


 
Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. 
In another bowl, cream the coconut oil and sugar together, then add the egg and vanilla.
  
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture.

Scoop out batter onto a greased baking sheet or use parchment or stoneware.
Press down with a fork.
  You can wet the spoon between pressing so the batter doesn't stick.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
 
 
I found that under cooking left the cookies crumbly. I also froze half of the batch and they turned out great! ENJOY!!!
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