What a great way to increase your fibre intake….
These brownies are delicious, you would not know that they have chickpeas in them!
The addition of chickpeas allows the amount of fat you would normally add to brownies to be greatly reduced and of course the fibre greatly increased.
I was a bit doubtful myself as to what they would turn out like, but I will definitely be making them again…enjoy!
Hi Fibre Brownies
Makes 16 brownies
- 1 tbsp linseeds
- 1 cup cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cup wholemeal self raising flour
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 170ºC
Line a 8″ x 8″ cake tin with baking paper.
In a blender, process linseeds to a fine powder. Add chickpeas and process until smooth. Add vanilla, oil
and eggs. Blend for 10-20 seconds to a smooth consistency.
In a mixing bowl, combine sifted flour, sugar and cocoa.
Add combined bean mixture to dry ingredients, mix well.
Pour batter into baking dish.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until brownies are cooked through and knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Each (60g) brownie has 816kJ or 194 calories, 1 g of saturated fat and 2g of fibre