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Today we will give you the Healthy Slutty Brownie.




Yes - there is such brownie.


The recipe is from Marcia's Healthy Slice. You can find link to her blog at the end of the article.

 

 

Chocolate Chip Bar Layer


2/3C white whole wheat flour

1/2t baking soda

1/2t salt

2T butter

2 oz. reduced fat cream cheese

1/3C brown sugar

1/3C white sugar

1 egg

1-1/2t vanilla

1/2C chocolate chips

Combine butter and the next 5 ingredients in a mixer. Add in flour, baking soda and salt, mix then fold in chocolate chips. Spread in greased, 8×8″ pan.



 

Peanut Butter Cookie Layer

 

5/8C white whole wheat flour

3/4C slow oats

1/2t salt

1/2t baking soda

1C peanut butter

1/2C honey

1 egg

2t vanilla

Combine peanut butter and next 3 ingredients. Add in dry ingredients and mix. Drop teaspoonfuls on parchment-lined cookie sheet; press down with fork. Bake 10 mins. at 375F.

 

Brownie Layer:


1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well) (250g after draining)

2 tbsp cocoa powder- dutch or regular (10g) (add a little extra if desired)

1/2 cup quick oats (40g) (See nutrition facts link below for all substitution notes.)

1/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup pure maple syrup or agave (Honey will work, but not for strict vegans.) (75g)

2 nunaturals stevia packs or 2 tbsp sugar (or omit and increase maple syrup to 1/2 cup)

1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil (40g) (See “nutrition facts” link for all substitution notes.)

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips (115-140g) (Not optional. Omit at your own risk.)

optional: more chips, for presentation



 

Directions:

 

First make the PB cookies. While they’re baking, make the chocolate chip dough and spread it in an 8×8″ pan.


Place the baked peanut butter cookies on top of the raw chocolate chip dough. Have I lost you yet?

Then make the black bean brownies, this time in the food processor. PIA, I know.

Once everything is ground up, it resembles black bean dip…just saying.


Spread the raw brownie dough on top of the PB cookies and bake the whole monstrosity at 350 F for 30 minutes.


Final thoughts: Each of these ‘healthier’ recipes is delicious in its own right. The final product resembles a fudgy brownie pie with a chocolate chip cookie ‘crust’ and some peanut butter deliciousness in the center. They are tasty without the intense richness and sugar rush of the slutty version. The million dollar question is are they worth all of the work? I’ll let you be the judge.

 

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