"Black Forest" Brownies for Breakfast

Who wouldn't want to start their day with dessert?!?  Kathleen, our data manager, is determined to keep summer healthy but FUN.

Chickpea chocolate cake

2 C chickpeas

1/3 C of orange juice (I use Trop 50 no pulp)

4 eggs (I use egg whites)

1/3 C stevia (can be tweaked a little for sweetness preference.  The recipe calls for 1 C brown sugar)

¼ C cocoa powder

½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

Optional ¼ to ½ C mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350, oil or Pam 8X8 pan and line with square of parchment paper

In food processor blend chickpeas and OJ until smooth, add eggs and blend again

In another bowl mix stevia (sugar), cocoa, baking powder and baking soda

Add dry ingredient in the food processor and pulse until fully combined.

Pour back in bowl and add in chocolate chips if desired

Bake for 50 mins, and cool on rack for 15 mins before removing from pan

To make it "Black Forest" I added thawed frozen cherries (but the over-achievers can pit those beautiful cherries that are hitting stores) and vanilla greek yogurt on top. Yummy, nutritious, and filling way to start the day.