These super delicious chocolate brownies are low GL which means they are much kinder to your blood sugar levels than any other chocolate brownie!! But don’t kid yourself, they are JUST as delish. Whoooo hoooo! Great as a treat for littlies. Oh OK… not only for littlies but for adults too. One portion a day is good to go!!
1 tin white beans, drained (410g)
60 ml full cream milk
250 ml pie apples, unsweetened
200 ml wholewheat cake flour
10 ml baking powder
2.5 ml salt
125 ml cocoa powder
3 free range eggs
250 ml brown sugar
5 ml vanilla extract
16 pecan nut halves chopped (optional)
Pre-heat oven at 180 degrees.
Lightly grease a medium sized rectangular baking pan or lasagne dish (18cm x 26cm).
Place the drained beans and half the milk in a food processor or liquidiser and process until smooth and the consistency of mashed potatoes. Add more milk if needed.
Add the pie apples and process again for 1 minute until well mixed and smooth.
In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder together.
Beat the eggs in a separate large bowl. Add the sugar in 3 batches, beating for 1 minute after each addition, using an electric beater.
Add a third of the bean and apple liquid mixture to the egg and sugar mixture, together with a third of the sifted dry ingredients. Fold in carefully. Repeat with the rest of the liquid and dry ingredients. Make sure no dry ingredients remain at the bottom of the bowl.
Add the vanilla essence and mix through.
Lastly, fold in the chopped nuts (optional).
Pour the batter into the greased baking pan and spread evenly.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until well risen.
Before removing from the oven, insert a skewer into the centre of the “cake”. If it comes out clean, remove the “cake” from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. If not, bake for a further 5 – 10 minutes making sure it does not burn. This “cake” has quite a moist consistency.
Cut into 24 squares while still warm and cool brownies on a cooling rack.
Serve hot with 2 tbsp of Ideal Milk as a hot dessert.
GL value 8 – one snack portion. Remove the complex carb from your dinner plate and replace it with one chocolate brownie as an after dinner treat.