Black Bean Brownies

Hello Everyone! I am back with a new recipe that I’m sure you will love.

Today, I will be sharing my delicious and decadent black bean brownies! These brownies taste so amazing and are very easy to make. They are vegan, gluten free and are a one bowl recipe.

Brownies are one of my family’s favourite treats and I have been trying out different healthy brownie recipes that are guilt free! This recipe takes no time at all and is a great on-the-go snack.

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups of black beans (I use organic canned beans)

½ cup oat flour

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

½ cup chocolate chips (optional)

½ cup cranberries

1 cup honey

½ tsp baking powder

¼ cup coconut oil

1 pinch of salt
Steps:

  1. Drain and rinse the canned black beans.
  2.  Add all the ingredients to a food processor. If you don’t own a food processor, you can put the mixture in a blender. I highly recommend a food processor for a smooth batter consistency.
  3. Blend the batter until smooth.
  4. Grease a brownie pan tray with coconut oil or any other oil of choice.
  5. Pour the batter into the tray and bake at 350 F for 15-18 minutes.
  6. Allow the brownies to cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

If you try this recipe, please tag me @cookingwithkamal in your photo. I would love to see you recreate these brownies. Check out my instagram @cookingwithkamal to see when I post a new recipe, and my food photography!

Always remember, eat healthy and be happy!

 

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Avocado Summer Salad

Salads are one of my favourite things to make when summer rolls around! I love using locally grown produce and fresh ingredients to create bright and colourful salads. Today, I am sharing my avocado summer salad with all of you!

Ingredients:

3 ripe avocados cut in cubes

1 ripe mango cut in cubes

½ cup of shredded carrots

1 diced cucumber

1 small diced onion

4 mint leaves chopped for garnish

For the dressing:

Juice of 2 lemons

¼ cup of olive oil

Making Avocado salad:

  1. Cut the avocados, mango, onion and cucumber into small cubes. Add all the chopped ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Add the shredded carrots to the salad mix and toss all the ingredients together.
  3. Drizzle the dressing on top of the salad.
  4. Garnish the salad with a few mint leaves for a pop of flavour!

Please give this recipe a try and let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Eat healthy and be happy!

Phirni (Rice pudding)

Phirni is a delicious dessert made with rice and milk.  This dessert is usually enjoyed during festivals like Diwali, Holi and Karva Chauth.

Ingredients:

2 litres full milk

½ cup of good quality basmati rice

1 ½ cups sugar

¼ cup slivered almonds

¼ cup raisins

8 strands of saffron

½ tsp of green cardamom powder

For garnish:

1 tsp slivered almonds

8-10 chopped pistachios

5-6 strands of saffron

Making Phirni:

  1. Wash rice thoroughly and soak them in little water for ½ an hour.
  2. After ½ an hour drain rice and grind them to a very fine or little coarse consistency (your preference) and keep it aside.
  3. Boil milk in a heavy base pot. Simmer down the stove to medium and keep stirring it for ½ an hour to reduce the milk quantity.
  4. In a small bowl, add 8 strands of saffron and 2 tb spoons of boiled milk and stir.  Keep it aside.
  5. Add the ground rice to boiling milk and keep stirring to avoid lumps.  In this step you cannot leave the milk unattended, keep stirring until it thickens and rice are cooked, about 5-6 minutes.
  6. Add sugar, cardamom powder, raisins and saffron (kept aside in milk).  Stir well and mix everything for 3-4 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
  7. Phirni is ready, take it off the flame.
  8. Pour phirni in a bowl and garnish with almonds, chopped pistachios and saffron strands.
  9. Keep it in fridge covered for 3-4 hours and serve it cold.

 

Please give this recipe a try and please leave your comments and questions below.

Eat healthy and be happy!