Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies

I am always looking for a healthier dessert that I can indulge in late at night the my kids go to bed. 99% of the time I am looking for chocolate, so when this recipe came together I was super excited! My favorite thing to do is wrap them up safe in the freezer and then pull them out when everyone is in bed….and no one can disturb me ;). Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies Ingredients 1 can black beans, […]

Fudgy Cardamom Squares

These fudgy squares use ground-up almonds to mimic the texture and taste of the khoa (milk solids) in the common milk burfis. It may be hard to believe that it works, but it does! Try it. Recipe by Richa Hingle from Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen. Fudgy Cardamom Squares Ingredients 1/2 cup almond milk 2 teaspoons vegan butter or safflower oil 1/2 cup ground sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder 1 cup ground raw or blanched almonds or fine […]

Avocado Brownies

I was always scared of trying to make avocado brownies, because brownies are one of my favorite desserts and the thought of making them healthier did not sound very good! I bought way too many avocados that all became ripe at once, so after a few bowls of guacamole, I decided it was time to get adventurous. You might be surprised to know that you cannot taste the avocados at all in these brownies – they simply add to the […]

Banana Brownies

I have a really yummy treat for you today: chewy, fudgey, chocolatey banana brownies. How did this delicious creation come about? Once again, I found myself with one banana on the verge of going bad. One banana is not really enough for banana bread, or even banana muffins, so I started thinking of what else I could do with it. This recipe is a healthier brownie recipe, the banana makes the brownies so moist, you use much less butter and […]

Pecan Brownie Cups

I have a confession to make – I LOVEEEE brownies. I make them every week. No joke! I know, I try hard to eat healthy, but I just can’t resist a fudgy, chocolately brownie. What I can resist even less is a brownie with pecans – MMMM! Avoid the mess and work of cutting your brownies and pour the batter into a greased muffin pan. The result: these adorable single serving brownie cups. Don’t forget the milk! 😉 Ingredients 1/4 […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies, Say Whaaat?!

Yeah. It’s happening. It’s pumpkin season. Not that it not being pumpkin season ever stopped me before. I really, really like pumpkin. I don’t think I always did. But to be honest, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love it. Or at least, I don’t want to remember such a time, if it exists at all. Pumpkin and cream cheese is a combination that ought to be as classic as peanut butter and jelly. Because, it’s basically awesome. […]

Excuse Me? Did You Say Black Beans in My Brownies?

Oh yes, folks. I did. Well actually, I haven’t yet. But let me now: there are black beans in these brownies. WAIT! Don’t leave! Don’t be like I was and say “Seriously, why would you go and try to make brownies healthier? That’s blasphemous. Plus it sounds disgusting.” Because that’s what I said for several weeks until I broke down and had to try it, and people, those were several weeks that I could have been eating double the brownies […]

Cocoa Mint Brownies

Hello again! Yesterday afternoon, my friend Mandee (sensing that I was sinking really “sweet ‘n low”) suggested that we make mint brownies. We got to baking almost immediately and in a little over an hour, we had ourselves a plate of warm cocoa mint brownies. I was happily surprised by how well the Magic Bullet worked. It evenly mixed all of the brownie ingredients and left us with virtually no mess to clean up. (I hate cleaning up so this […]