Made these last week and would you believe it if I told you that I get to eat these beauties on my 80 Day Obsession meal plan?!?! Yes ma’am I do!
I don't get to eat these every day, but on re-feed days I hide them in the fridge just for me! LOL! Re-feed days in my current fitness program, 80 Day Obsession, allow for treats and carbs that have a higher glycemic index in order to replenish the glycogen levels in your muscles to increase strength gains as well as bust plateaus. Re-feed days also provide for a bit of a mental break in this Clean Eating program, where having a brownie or a white hamburger bun is actually suggested every other week. And the mental break alone has been surprisingly refreshing!
1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
¼ cup unsalted organic grass-fed butter
2 large eggs
½ cup pure maple syrup
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp. baking powder gluten-free
1 pinch sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
¼ cup semisweet (or dark) chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Line 9 x 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Lightly coat with spray. Set aside. 3. Place chickpeas, butter, eggs, maple syrup, extract, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in blender (or food processor); cover. Blend until smooth.
4. Add chocolate chips; mix by hand until blended.
5. Evenly spread batter into prepared pan.
6. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of brownies comes out clean.
7. Cut into squares.
RECIPE NOTES: • You can substitute cannellini beans for garbanzo beans. They make a little smoother brownie. • If you don’t like to use butter, you can substitute extra-virgin organic coconut oil.