Black Bean Brownies: Valentine’s Day

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I know what you must be thinking… black beans and brownies?! While they may not soundΒ like the ideal combination, black beans make the perfect addition to your ordinary brownie recipe. With Valentine’s Day approaching, the Martha Stewart in me kicks in and the baking commences… So I decided to give these a go, and after browsing for the perfect recipe (and reading many horror stories from others), I stumbled upon Chocolate Covered Katie’sΒ perfected version. While you can taste the difference between a gluttenous butter-induced brownie and one that eliminates butter and lots of sugar, these still are pretty good and seem to satisfy my chocolate cravings! Plus, you don’t feel as bad eating one or three once you see the list of ingredients.

If you’re curious as to how they turned out keep on reading!

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Mini Protein Doughnuts

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There is no denying my gluttonous love for all things on the dessert scale: cakes, muffins, pies, cookies, and most especially…. doughnuts. Now we all know none of these are considered healthy but they can be with the right ingredients or alternative substitutes. I recently purchased a mini donut maker, which may or may not be a good thing but it was on sale ($9.99). It gave me a good excuse to eat doughnuts, but also try and experiment a way that would make them healthier, a win-win right?!

After some initial thinking and brainstorming I decided I would try to make a healthier mini doughnut recipe with protein. I mean I might as well make them somewhat nutritious! Since they are baked and are not deep fryed like typical doughnuts, it gives them a unique texture with all the same goodness,Β I promise. These are great to grab as a snack on-the-go, as a post-workout treat, or even as a dessert component after dinner.

If you’re looking for a guilt-free, low-gluten recipe this is the one for you!

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Pumpkin Banana Bread

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As soon as fall approaches I turn pumpkin-obsessed. If you’re like me then it is very tempting to go for all the pumpkin flavoured lattes and treats that many places are now offering, even though they are good on the eye but not so good on the wallet. So what does one do to bash these cravings?

Read futher to see how you can make this recipe!Β πŸ‘‡

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