Ok, ok, I know I said I’d move away from all these dessert recipes, but I just can’t help it! And anyway… who doesn’t love dessert?
Dessert does not have to mean blowing your commitment to being healthy! With a little creativity, you can make your own healthy desserts that are JUST AS GOOD AS their unhealthy alternative! Seriously. Give this recipe a shot.
These brownies are made of chickpeas, so you get a boost of protein to keep you full longer. They’re sweetened with dates and Stevia, to minimize the refined sugar content. And then there’s chocolate… dark, minty, gooey, rich CHOCOLATE. That’s for your heart health – because being happy is good for your heart 🙂
I want to share something with you from Joyce Meyer that I read a few days ago during my morning quiet time. It’s based on the Scripture from 1 Timothy 6:6 that says: godliness with contentment is great gain.
“Joy doesn’t come from having your circumstances in order and under control; it comes from what’s in your heart.
Contentment is not about fame or being well-known, how much money you have, your position at work or your social circle. It’s not found in your level of education or what side of the tracks you were born on. Contentment is a heart attitude.
There’s nobody happier than a truly thankful person, a truly content person. The word content means ‘being satisfied to the point where nothing disturbs you no matter what’s going on, but not satisfied to the point that you never want any change.”
– Joyce Meyer
So let’s all practice an attitude of contentment and thanksgiving today. May your heart be happy!
- 1 can (540mL or 19oz) chickpea (drained and rinsed well)
- 3 tbsp granulated Stevia
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 1/2 cup pitted dates
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp quinoa flour or oat flour
- 1/4 cup natural almond butter
- 1/8 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp milk of choice (I used vanilla almond milk)
- optional: 1 egg
- optional: 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Combine all ingredients in food processor. Blend until batter is evenly mixed. Taste and add extra tbsp of brown sugar if you want it sweeter.
- Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
- Spread into greased 8’x8′ baking dish. Bake at 350F for 25 minutes. Centre should still be a little gooey 😉 Cool before slicing into squares (they’re a little crumblier than regular brownies…)