The amazing thing about eating clean, is that it actually isn't that hard. It does involve preparing most of what you eat yourself, but it isn't any more difficult than "conventional" cooking, and sometimes it is even easier. Take this recipe for example, it is loaded with protein, vitamins, and fiber while still satisfying that sweet tooth, and all you have to do is throw the ingredients in a food processor and then bake!
Another great part about eating clean is that it gives you the opportunity to see everyday common food in a whole new light. Here we are transforming chickpeas into super chocolatey, fudgy brownies. You are basically creating a mouthwatering dessert that you SHOULD eat for your health! How amazing is that?!
Many times, gluten-free brownies come out crumbly and even a little bitter. This is not at all the case for this recipe. These brownies come together wonderfully and keep their smooth, creamy texture. My 5 year old also gobbles them up, and since these are full of healthy goodness, I can let her eat as many as she wants! This recipe is chocoholic-kid approved!
Chickpea Brownie Recipe
vegan, plant-based, gluten-free, refined-sugar free
*Note: The type of nut or seed butter here does not matter, if you only have peanut butter, you can use 1/2 cup peanut butter or use 1/2 cup almond, cashew, tahini, or sunflower seed butter.
**Note: If you want to reduce the amount of maple syrup add one ripe banana instead and only use 2 Tbsp of maple syrup.
Amanda Windhof, PhD is an MS lifestyle advocate who wants to ensure a healthy diet is accessible to everyone.