pumpkin black bean brownies
Once the Thanksgiving food coma has subsided, I plan to keep some extra healthy treats on hand at home. I tried my first black bean brownie a few years back and was surprised at how fudgey and 'real' they tasted. When I found this recipe that added pumpkin to the mix, used maple syrup instead of sugar, and coconut oil instead of butter, I had to give it a try. Last minute I sprinkled sea salt across the top which always makes everything a little bit tastier. These are my go-to dark chocolate chips that I keep on hand for recipes like this + keeping in the freezer to snack on when a chocolate craving hits. Fair warning - the black bean part of this recipe sometimes really weirds people out, but they are truly so delicious it may be best to keep that part quiet as your own little healthy secret.