Black Bean Brownie Recipe

I know what you’re thinking…. “UM, WHAT?”

I thought the same thing, trust me. I had to try them for myself. I baked them and then fed them to my family without disclosing the fact that they were made from beans. Do you know what happened? Everyone loved them.

Watch the Instagram Reel here.

Trust me! I’ve shared this recipe in the past on my Instagram. My followers tried them and got back to me and they only had great things to say! The original recipe is from one of my favorites, Chocolate Covered Katie. I’ve made the directions a little more concise below so you don’t have to scroll and scroll to get to the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed well)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • pinch uncut stevia OR 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract (homemade vanilla recipe)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips (Not optional, these are a must)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth. Blend well.
  • Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan.
  • Cook the black bean brownies 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut. If they still look a bit undercooked, you can place them in the fridge overnight and they will magically firm up! *Makes 9-12 brownies*

ENJOY!

xxoo Kate

No Bake Energy Balls

Everyone loves these in our house! They’re fun and easy to make and not too bad for you!

Ingredients:

-2 cup rolled oats or old fashioned oats (I use Better Oats)

-1/2 cup honey, maple syrup, or agave syrup -1 cup peanut butter or almond butter (I use Agave in the Raw)

-1/2 cup chocolate chips

-1 pinch of sea salt (optional)

-2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I use this homemade recipe)

-1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (optional: toasted first)

-4 tablespoons ground flaxseed (I used Super Seeds because I had them on hand)

Instructions:

Combine all of the ingredients (sometimes melting the peanut butter a little helps), mix well, chill the mix in the fridge for 20 minutes or so, then roll them up into balls with your hands!

You can add different kinds of chocolate chips, cinnamon, raisins etc. They always turn out so good. I store mine in an airtight container in the fridge. YUM!

xxoo Kate

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

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I wanted to share this super simple chicken pot pie recipe because if you’re in a cold climate like me, sometimes you just crave comfort food.

What you will need:

  1. 1 can of cream of potato, cream of mushroom OR cream of celery soup
  2. 1 12-16oz bag of frozen veggies (carrots, corn & beans mix)
  3. 1 top and bottom pie crust
  4. 1 large chicken breast (I prefer to use two small)
  5. Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Cook the chicken however you’d like. We cut up the breasts into small cubes and use a skillet on the stove to cook ours.
  2. Mix soup, chicken, vegetables (frozen is fine) and seasoning.
  3. Put bottom pie crust in 9 inch baking dish. We prefer to use a glass dish.
  4. Add the mixture to the bottom crust.
  5. Top with top pie crust and pinch around the edges. trim excess crust around the edges.
  6. Cut a little design or a few slits on the top to vent.

Bake at 425 degrees for 30-40 minutes until heated through and browned on top – That’s it!!

xxoo Kate

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Easy Peasy Apple Cider (crockpot recipe)

The fall feels are in full swing in our home! The decorations are up and it actually snowed today. It’s safe to say that the warm weather is gone until next year.

When I think of fall I think of fall scents, apples, cinnamon, and a warm cozy home. This apple cider recipe accomplishes all of that and more. Even better, it can be made in your crockpot! Easy peasy!

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