Breakfast Brownies!!! Yes you CAN!!! Healthy and free from!

Breakfast Brownies!!! Yes you CAN!!! Healthy and free from!

Hello… I know I said I wouldn’t post on a Sunday but as I missed yesterday I thought I’d share this gorgeous recipe with you! It’s been busy busy me again this week but last night I gave in as I needed chocolate and cake! 🙂 I’ve been so busy with hardly any time for me BUT as ‘me time’ is SO important for EVERYONE I did ensure this week I got some rest! I treated my parents to a belated 45th wedding anniversary present in the form of a trip to see the musical Joseph… any dream will do 🙂 As long as it’s covered in chocolate then yes! 😛 🙂 Also, because of the warmer weather we suddenly had (and as I hadn’t seen any of it) I supervised exercise for the boys in the form of christening our kayak! It looked like good fun… even if the wind was up a bit causing a few waves in the sea!

Anyway, back to breakfast brownies! I haven’t done any baking for ages and pre-vegan, pre-gluten-free, pre-refined-sugar-free, brownies were actually one thing I never liked! I could never understand what all the fuss was about, why something so dark and chocolatey created so much excitement, especially when to eat them you had to add a load of ice-cream! Surely if something was so good you should be able to eat it naked, as-is? Like a slice of coffee cake or a chunk of carrot cake? Anyway, yesterday after the boating excitement and a lot of sea air, I needed chocolate! I considered my previous brownie recipe but I had no black beans. So I looked in my pantry and found… butter beans! YES… these brownies are full of beans! and bananas and oats too! 🙂 These are SO yummy I really can’t stop eating them! Breakfast was brownies because they are healthy and packed full of goodness! Protein, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fibre, healthy fats… everything you need! Have a look! 🙂


  • 70g porridge oats (GF if required)
  • 1 x 400g tin butter beans drained and rinsed (gives 200g weight)
  • 60g coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 medium bananas (approximately 150g)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 40g cacao powder
  • 20g carob powder
  • 100g destoned dates soaked in
  • 190ml milk (I use unsweetened carton coconut)
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt (I used pink Himalayan)


  1. Simple… gradually add everything to a blender and process until it is a uniform consistency!
  2. Pour into a lined tin and level.
  3. Add toppings if required (I used chopped pecans, desiccated coconut and cacao nibs).
  4. Bake at Gas Mark 5 (375f / 190c) for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  5. Leave to rest for 20 minutes before moving to a wire tray (this bit is very difficult as the smell is amazing)!
  6. The longer you leave it to cool, the better the end result will be!
  7. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Eat neat! 🙂 on its own for breakfast, snack, picnic, lunchbox, dessert or with drinks.
  • Add fresh fruit – strawberries with a sprinkling of black pepper would be great!
  • Eat with nice cream or cream or even custard.
  • Store covered for as long as you can resist them (5 days should be okay).

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  • Delicious Peace of Mind 9th June 2015 at 11:19

    Oh, these brownies look magnificent! I can only imagine the anticipation to eat them, while the beautiful aroma spreads around the kitchen! Aren’t the beans just perfect for brownies? One of our first posts on the blog were black bean brownies. Yum! 🙂 Hmmm, it’s time for a raw version, I believe!

  • Traditionally Modern Food 15th June 2015 at 09:58

    Wow this s awesoem:-) helathy nd yummy brownies

    • Life Diet Health 17th June 2015 at 22:43

      Hello Vidya 🙂 Thanks for visiting Life Diet Health 🙂 Brownies… healthy and yummy indeed! I’m waiting until I have time to try your intriguing looking quinoa idli 🙂 so many recipes… so little time…

  • Sophie33 15th June 2015 at 19:11

    Ooh waw, can you taste the beans? Or not at all? Brilliant creation! the brownies look to die for really! xxx

    • Life Diet Health 17th June 2015 at 22:33

      Not at all.. less than you can in black bean brownies! 🙂 Sophie these are so yum! 🙂 Thank you 🙂 x

      • Sophie33 18th June 2015 at 07:12

        On my list to make today! 🙂

  • camparigirl 16th June 2015 at 19:14

    You are speaking to me with this recipe! Brownies for breakfast is something I have restrained myself from doing. No more…

    • Life Diet Health 17th June 2015 at 22:48

      Hello Claudia 🙂 Welcome to Life Diet Health 🙂 Lol… these brownies are definitely breakfast material! 😛 🙂 I hope you get a chance to make some 🙂

  • Charanya 21st June 2015 at 01:31

    I am so going to try this. Looks so so good <3

    • Life Diet Health 21st June 2015 at 20:50

      Hello Charanya 🙂 Thank you! They really are good! 🙂


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