A nutrition client of mine blessed me with this recipe using the white beans. I had to try it! Beans for dessert is a craze that has the food world baking up a storm. It actually makes a lot of sense since beans provide the perfect balance of starchiness, protein, and bulk to replace ingredients such as milk, cream, oil, and eggs. And the bean taste isn't too obvious so you'll actually think you’re eating dessert!
Beans are also a nutrition powerhouse. They're full of fiber, antioxidants, and essential vitamins and minerals like manganese, copper and magnesium. The type of fiber in beans is a soluble fiber, which can help lower “bad” cholesterol and keeps the digestive system flowing nicely. Beans are dense, too, making them ideal for a dessert dish like blondies, which require that rich, decadent bite.
This recipe is gluten free, low in calories, and rich in omega-3 fatty acids courtesy of the flax.
- 1½ cups chickpeas or white beans (1 can, drained and rinsed) (250g after...