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Powdered Kale Brownies? They're a thing.

Megan West, B.A. Article by: Megan West, B.A.
Date: Dec 17, 2015 · Posted in: Fibre, Healthy Fats, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Recipe
Powdered Kale Brownies? They're a thing.

You guys .... It's a particularly good Wednesday morning because it's come to my attention that powdered kale brownies are a thing! Like the average household brownie, these are rich and satisfying, but unlike the average brownie, they`re also heart-healthy and loaded with fibre! I can`t think of a better time to try this out than during the holidays.  

 

Dr. Jonny Bowen (whom you might recognize as ``The Nutrition Myth Buster``) developed the below recipe featuring Real Health Superfoods Powdered Kale, Cacao Powder, garbanzo beans, and dates as a few of the key ingredients. Sounds crazy, I know. But trust, these are as delicious as regular brownies without the detrimental sugars and oils. 

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1¼ cups (about 10 ounces, or 255 g) pitted dates
  • 9 tablespoons (1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup, or 72 g) high-quality cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) macadamia nut oil
  • 1/2 cup (170 g) agave nectar
  • 2 cups (450 g) canned garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained (one 28-ounce can works), or 2 cups (200 g) fresh cooked beans
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons Real Health Super Foods Kale

 DIRECTIONS

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 45 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C, gas mark 4)
  2. Measure the dates into a liquid measuring cup and pour in hot water to the 1½ cup (355 ml) line, turning the dates over with your hands until the water reaches all the dates. Let sit for at least 10 minutes. Pour off 1/4 cup (60 ml) of the liquid in the dates and process the rest in a blender or food processor until it forms a smooth paste.
  3. Put the date paste into a large bowl and add the cacao or cocoa powder, oil, and agave nectar, mixing well.
  4. Combine the beans and eggs in a blender or food processor and process until very smooth. Add the garbanzo mixture to the date mixture, stirring well to combine. Add the baking powder and cinnamon, stirring to combine, and pour the batter into a 9-inch (23-cm), nonstick pan or pie dish. (if using glass, you can grease lightly with a little oil or Natucol.)
  5. Bake for 45 minutes. Cool for at least 15 minutes, cut, and serve. Store the remainder in the refrigerator.

Yield: 12 brownies

 Per serving: Calories 213.79; Calories from Fat (30%); Total Fat 7.28g; Cholesterol 70.5mg; Sodium 164.49mg; Potassium 275.46mg; Total Carbohydrates 36.18g; Fiber 5.37g; Sugar 21.95g; Protein 5.33g