Peanut Butter Blondies

Sometimes you need a little afternoon treat. I was going through one of my Pinterest boards, looking at saved recipes for inspiration. Luckily this one I had all the ingredients for. They were moist, delicious, and just the right amount of sweet. All thanks to a surprise ingredient….garbanzo beans. These are grain-free, gluten-free, vegan and perfect with an afternoon cup of coffee. I made a few small changes to the recipe but you can find the original recipe by Joy Food Sunshine here. I hope you enjoy them and let me know what you think.

Ingredients:

1 15 oz can Garbanzo Beans

1/2 cup Peanut Butter

1/4 cup Blue Agave Syrup

1 TBS Vanilla Almond Milk

2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1/2 Tsp Sea Salt

1/2 Tsp Baking Powder

1/4 Tsp Baking Soda

1/2 cup Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Add all ingredients except chocolate chips into a high power blender or a food processor to make the batter smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.

Grease a a glass pan (I used vegan butter) and pour batter in. Top with extra chocolate chips and sea salt. Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes.

Chocolate Almond Tofu Pudding

Here is a little chocolate treat to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day or any day you need a chocolate celebration. Protein packed, low sugar and low carb. A rich, decadent, satisfying treat.
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Chocolate Almond Tofu Pudding
1 8oz pkg. cubed firm tofu
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
3 tbsp. almond butter
2 tbsp. Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (or chocolate chips of choice)
4 tbsp. Maple syrup
2 stevia packets (optional)
1 tbsp.  chia seed
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tbsp. of nut milk or half & half (if needed)
Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor (I use the Ninja Master Prep)
and blend until smooth, add milk or half n half if needed if mixture is too thick. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 min or longer. Serve Cold
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Topping ideas, Chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, fresh berries, chopped almonds, unsweetened coconut, chia seeds