Motivation Monday: Eat more brownies.

SERIOUSLY. You need to.

So counting calories can be tough- I've been on a recent diet reset journey for the past 36 days (according to MyFitnessPal, that is) and I'm doing well. Being able to log in the data and see the results is really, really helpful for me, and humans in general since we have a TERRIBLE time conceptualizing real, live facts.

I also have a terrible time resisting the urge from stuffing my face from time to time with brownies. Thank goodness for the recipe below based off of of a VERY popular one found here. It'sTHE most popular one on pinterest and for good reason- it's pretty good.

I've been making these jawns for about two years and I love them- and if you cut them into 9 pieces (from a 9x9" pan) they're 113 calories each and ONLY 1017 for the whole pan if you're on a cheat day.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Put the following ingredients in your blender or food processor:

1 can of black beans, drain and rinse off in cold water
3 eggs
3 TBSP Coconut Oil- other oils work but the taste is a little better for me
1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 TBSP instant coffee (this is optional but sometimes I leave this out...and taste the beans.)

Blend this stuff up until it is a beautiful and thick liquid.

Grease your pan or don't- these brownies are super gooey and alway stick for me. I forgot the grease this weekend and I was able to lick the rest off the bottom of the pan just fine.


BEFORE YOU POUR the batter in!!!!! Sprinkle the bottom of the pan with salt, about a teaspoon, more or less to taste. I used coarse salt this time and loved tasting it in some of the bites.

Pour in the batter. 

Sprinkle 1/2 cup of chocolate chips on top- or anything else you like on your brownies. Some people do nuts but I'll never understand why people want to ruin a perfect food.

Bake for 30-35 minutes (mine were really about 37 but that's an oven issue, methinks.)

The center always looks a little gooey- the sides appear firm. No need to poke to check for doneness- they're always messy.

Let these badboys cool- otherwise they fall right apart since there is no flour- about another 20 minutes.

They're good. And not entirely guilt-free, but pretty damn close.



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