I was reading Miranda's blog and she posted that she tried these out. I was a little apprehensive but the pictures just looked so good, I had to try them! I am headed to a department party for my teaching job and needed something to bring, so I figured I'd try these and see if they would do. They totally surprised me. I am bringing them to the party. You cannot tell that it is beans and not butter in there. I mixed Katie's 2 recipes together deep dish chocolate pie and chocolate chip blondies and came up with this:
Mean Bean Blondies (adapted from Katie) or Cookie Pie
- 1 can butter beans or great northern beans (didn't try chick peas)
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1 T coconut oil
- 1 heaping T natural peanut butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 c brown sugar
- 2 T maple syrup
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Stick all of that in the food processor except the chocolate chips. It will be nice and smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips and bake. For the thick blondies, I used a loaf pan. For the pie (very thin) I used a circle cake pan. Good luck and enjoy! Bake at 350 for 30-35 min.
Definitely try it! You won't regret it. So much for calorie counting today. My body wanted some of that.