Healthy, yummy, protein Brownies (vegan alternatives)

So recently I´ve been eating more on the vegetarian, sometimes vegan side. Just to let you know… If you want me to do other recipes, I will get down to doing those, so just let me know;-)

Anyways, I was backing for a birthday party last weekend, making brownies. They didn´t turn out at all like I wanted them to, so I threw a few different things in there, I thought would fit… and these super yummy, crunchy brownies were born. I loved them, the guests at the party loved them, my parents, for whom I´d saved some, loved them… So I decided to share them with you. If you have any nut-allergies, feel free to switch this recipe up a bit to fit you. Also if you want it to be softer, exchange the chia seeds for an egg!
These brownies are healthy, yummy, crunchy and have a lot of protein thanks to the black beans and the almonds! How great is that?!

Brownies

What you´ll need (makes about 20 small brownies or 6 very big ones depends on how you cut them ;-)):

  • 10 dates
  • 100g almonds
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour (or a gluten-free flour if you´re allergic)
  • 1/4 cup black beans (for the extra protein) drained and cooked 
  • agave sirup
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • a little vanilla extract as well as a pinch of salt and a little bit of sugar (if you want it sweeter, feel free to add more sugar. it´s healthier with just a little)
  • 1 “chia egg” (1/2 cup water with 1/4 cup of chia seeds. Let everything sit for about 15 minutes) or an egg
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk/soy milk/milk

Drain the dates in warm water, while you mix together all the dry ingredients. Add the rest of the ingredients except the almonds and mix again in your blender. Now add the almonds and give it another quick blend and then pour everything onto a backing sheet. Distribute it evenly and let it bake in the oven at 300 degrees fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes, depending on how crunchy you want it to be. A good rule of thumb is when it starts smelling really good in the kitchen, it´s usually done. Let it cool, cut it up and enjoy!

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