Butter Bean and Date Brownies

Looking for a delicious mid-afternoon snack? This one is perfect for hitting your cravings while keeping you going until dinner.

Ingredients

  • 800g canned butter beans (2 cans)
  • 50ml water
  • 500g apple sauce
  • 400g self-raising flour
  • 3-4tsp baking powder
  • 5tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 12-15 dates
  • 2tsp Vanilla extract (or alternative of choice)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Prepapre baking tin with baking paper or by greasing with oil.
  2. Rinse and drain butter beans.
  3. Beat eggs.
  4. Finely chop the dates.
  5. Place all the ingredients into a food processor (except the dates).
  6. Process until you get a smooth consistency (like mashed potato).
  7. Stir in the dates.
  8. Pour the mixture into the prpepared baking tin. (evenly spread it out).
  9. Place into oven and bake for about 40 minutes or until it is cooked through.
  10. Let cool before cutting into slices.

Makes about 30 (depending on size you cut them)