Healthy baking: I am all for it, especially on rainy weekends and when the two main ingredients couldn’t be any more opposite. A brownie which is healthy? Head right this way.

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Bean brownies: They have been circulating the internet a lot lately, so I thought I would give them a go for myself. I adapted the recipe to suit my own ingredients and preferences. These brownies are actually made from chickpeas instead of flour, which makes them gluten free and much more nutritious than your ordinary brownies.

You can’t taste the beans at all. The beans make the brownies a little more dense, but that’s about the only difference. Because they are a little more rich you’ll be satisfied with one, which is a good thing for that waistline of yours! I am a big fan – so I highly recommend you give them a go.



  1. 1 can chickpeas or soaked chickpeas
  2. 2/3 cocoa powder
  3. 180g dark chocolate
  4. 1 Egg
  5. 1/4 natural maple syrup
  6. Coconut chips
  7. 1/2 cup pecans or any type of nut you like
  8. Raspberries to garnish


Oven Temp: 180 Celsius

  1. Blend chickpeas, cocoa, nuts and maple syrup.
  2. Melt chocolate in a saucepan.
  3. Add chocolate to chickpea mixture and blend
  4. Empty into a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk an egg til it’s fluffy. Fold into chocolate/chickpea mixture
  5. Add in chunky nuts, coconut chips
  6. Pour into tray
  7. Cook for 30-40 minutes – they tend to take a li’l longer than normal brownies
  8. Let them cool, then serve with raspberries! Yum.

Author: Ally Carey

Hi, I am Ally, a writer and creative at Substance. I have worked in the fashion industry for 6+ years as a model and now on Substance. Substance is a lifestyle blog about fashion, beauty, health and self-improvement; hoping to inspire you to live a life filled with Substance. For more: @AllyMayCarey

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