Dark Chocolate Chickpea Spoon Cake (aka Healthy Fudge Brownies)
I’ll bet you would normally pass this recipe right on by! Chickpeas in a chocolate cake - gross! No way would my kids ever eat this, you say. Well, I’m going to prove you 100% wrong! This recipe is one of my favorite dump, blend and bake recipes. It really doesn’t get any easier, and it’s so simple that it lends itself to playing around with flavors. You can use honey or maple syrup as the sweetener, you can use different extracts, essential oils or spices to switch up the flavors a bit. Have fun and make it your own! I like to serve it with a dollop of whipped coconut cream or ice cream and fresh berries on top. Yum yum time! For more recipes like this one, visit the shop tab on my website and check out my Love Bites cookbook. It's full of healthy sweet treats!
15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed thoroughly
⅓ cup raw cacao powder
¼ cup raw, organic honey or pure maple syrup
2 TB full fat canned organic coconut milk ( I scape the thick goodness off of the top)
2 tsp baking powder
½ cup mini chocolate chips
Pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt (optional)
Preparation Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 8x8 glass dish with coconut oil. Add all ingredients except pink Himalayan sea salt, into a food processor and blend until smooth (you will have some chocolate chip pieces, and that is fine). Pour into dish and sprinkle with salt, if you desire. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow cake to cool for 20 minutes before serving. Store in the fridge.
Optional: To experiment with flavors, feel free to add 2 drops of Orange or Peppermint Vitality essential oil or 1 drop of Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil to the honey or maple syrup before blending.
This sweet, smiley girl is a MASTER baker! She loves it! Spends almost every spare moment researching recipes and looking for new flavor ideas. She was finding that every recipe mentioning Cookies and Cream had Oreos as an ingredient. "I don't want to use Oreos, so I'll figure out how to make my own", she said. Well, she did, and she did it well!
The recipe used was from Tasty, and the only addition Sofia made was adding a pinch of ground espresso powder to the frosting. #yumyumtime The recipe made just over 40 sandwiches, so not bad for the time put in. She enjoyed the whole process, did it all by herself, and shared the final product with friends at volleyball, church choir, and school.