Adzuki beans brownies

Ok, these brownies are a real deal. It’s like you have it all!
Good for you, easy to make and tasting delicious. These are my main criteria when it comes to food. 

The star of this recipe is adzuki beans which must be a super hero’s main food, right next to spinach.:) The health benefits of these beans are almost suspiciously many, so here just list the most common ones:

Adzuki beans are easier to digest then other sorts of beans.
They are rich in fibre, which means that they keep you hunger-free for hours and they support and cleanse your digestive system.
They are very rich in protein.
They contain minerals like magnesium, potassium, iron and many others which are essential for a good function of your system.
They help regulate blood sugar and support weight loss.
You can use these beans in both savoury meals or desserts which brings us back to our BROWNIES!

Let’s go make them!

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What do I need?

2 cups adzuki beans (soaked, drained and cooked) 

1 cup oats

10 dates

4-5 Tbsp cacao powder

good pinch or salt!

half tsp baking soda

vanilla powder or essence

4 TBSP nut butter (I mixed almond butter and peanut butter)

2 Tbsp tahini

fresh ginger  – approximately 2 cm

pinch of chilli powder- optional but great!

2 Tbsp apple vinegar or lemon juice

What do I do?

Soak your beans overnight in water with a tablespoon of apple vinegar or lemon juice. This makes them even easier digestible. Strain the water in the morning, cleanse the beans and cook until soft. 

In a food processor process all the ingredients together until you get a nice smooth dough. Spread it on a sheet of baking paper in the bottom of your baking form. Bake on 180 degrees for about 25 minutes.

Let cool and serve. Store in the fridge in an air tight container. Tastes even better after it had rested in a fridge.

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You can eat these brownies plain or topped with yogurt, nut butter, berries, nuts, fresh mint or whatever you feel like.

I hope you like this recipe and that it can inspire you on your culinary journey.

Please, let me know how you liked it!

Hugs from the North!

xx
Renata

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