Monday, August 09, 2010

The Not-So-Guilty Brownie Muffin

I DID IT!!!  If I were a dancer, I'd be doing an ecstatic jiggity-jig.  If I were a cheerleader, I'd be doing back-flips and sporting spirit fingers.  If I were a monkey, I'd be waving my arms around and frantically pounding my chest.  I'm not any of those things, but I think you get the idea... I'm just so dang thrilled with myself!  And success has never tasted so sweet ;)  Voila! my twist on chocolate muffin/brownies:

Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • 1 banana, pureed
  • ½ c. sweet potato puree
  • ½ c. black beans, pureed
  • 1 c. flour blend (white flour, wheat flour and wheat germ, 1:1:1 )
  • ½ T. gluten (opt)
  • 2 heaping T. cocoa powder
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • ½ t. baking soda
  • ½ t. salt
  • handful of Chocolate chips
  • Chopped nuts (opt)
Directions:
  1. In one bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.  Add chocolate chips (and nuts) and toss.  Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.  Fold the dry into the wet, being careful not to over-mix.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
These can be made/served as muffins or brownies.  They're full of fiber, protein, AND chocolate!  Sinfully sinless.  Go me!  *B

6 comments:

TopHat said...

McKay's favorite dessert is brownies, so we'll have to try this.

Maggie said...

Okay, I'm definitely excited to try this one! Thanks.

Nick and Ashley said...

can't wait to try them, I have to admit the black beans is throwing me off.

Clarissa Meegan said...

Tell the truth Beth...does this really taste good or are you tricking yourself? If you say yes I may try it.

Katie said...

Can't wait to try this one! Question, do you just puree everything in a food processor?

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Summers Camp said...

Yes, I process my purees in either a food processor or my VitaMix. I cook the sweet potato first, though. But you can always use baby food! And when I puree beans, I rinse and drain them first. And with every puree, I add a little water until I get it to the right consistency... good luck! *B