Here is the REAL FOOD BROWNIES recipe! With dates, garbanzo beans, honey, walnut oil and eggs. No flour. No gluten!
Published in Bottom Line, Natural Healing with Dr. Mark Stengler, Newsletter Jan. 2011
Recipe created by Jonny Bowden, CNS and Jeannette Bessinger, authors of “The Healthiest Meals on Earth” (Fair Winds)
1 ¼ cups (about 10 oz.) pitted dates (Deglet/Noor)
9 Tablespoons raw cacao or cocoa powder
¼ cup macadamia nut oil. I used toasted walnut oil cause that is what I had
½ cup raw honey
2 cups canned garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
½ teas. Baking powder
1 teas. Ground cinnamon
Preheat over to 350 F. Measure dates into liquid measuring cup, pour in hot water to the 1 ½ cup line, turning the dates over until the water reaches all the dates. Let sit for at least 10 min. Pour off and discard ¼ cup of the liquid, and process the remaining liquid and dates in a blender or food processor until a smooth paste forms.
Put the date paste into a large bowl, and add the cacao or cocoa powder, oil and honey, mixing well. Combine the beans and eggs in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Add the bean mix to the date mix stiring well. Add the baking powder and cinnamon. Stir. Pour the batter into a 9 x 13in. nonstick or well greased pan. Bake for 40-45 min. until the toothpick comes out clean. Cool for at least 15 min. Makes 18 brownies.
Cal. 133 2.5 grams protein, 4 grams total fat. 0.6g saturated fat 2 grams polyunsaturated fat 25 grams carbohydrate 16 grams sugar.