Tuesday Recipes – Healthy Fudge Brownies


30. July 2013 by swissfitchick


So sorry I left you hanging without a MIMM post yesterday. I was at the wedding of Sandro’s brother all weekend. Besides that I did not take one single pic of the whole weekend, I wasn’t in the mood to sit down on the computer when we got back home on Sunday late afternoon. Sorry, but you know, sometimes, real life is takes over and I love to be part of it.

The wedding was wonderful, a DREAM!! Although it was hot like hell (37°C), we all enjoyed it to the max and that’s also why I did not bother to take pics – I just wanted to enjoy it and soak everything up.

BUT – on Friday, before I went off to the wedding location, I sneaked in a baking session in the kitchen. As mentioned, I wanted to make the:


….from Tina and I did. Unfortunately, my Chocolate Chips melted when I put the mixture in the sun quickly to let the coconut butter melt. Speaking of which, I cut the coconut butter amount in half and added half tahini to it. They turned out great and I can not get enough of them, they taste heavenly. Believe me, you want them!!

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I also made Jessie’s Cinnamon Vanilla roasted chickpeas and I am addicted now.


But I also created my own new recipe!

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I baked with chickpeas before and as strange as it sounds, it is really really good. #strangebutgood.  When I realized that I have chickpeas left AND walnuts, I knew I have to make brownies. I never thought they’d turn out so fudgy. With the added protein powder and eggwhites, they even suit for a proteinpacked snack pre- or postworkout.


Healthy Fudge Brownies

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1 scoop chocolate protein powder

3 tbsp raw unsweetened cocoa powder

1 can chickpeas

1 heaped tbsp honey (add more if you want them sweeter!)

2 tbsp stevia powder

3 eggwhites

100g chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Mix all the ingredients except the walnuts.


Stir in the walnuts until it is a smooth and sticky batter. Eat some of it. 


Spray a square baking form with cooking spray or lay it out with a baking sheet (less messy 🙂 ) .

Pour the batter into the baking form. Plant your face in the remaining batter. 

Bake at 180°C for 20-25 minutes.


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Did you ever bake with chickpeas or beans? 

Do you eat before a workout, and if so, what? 



32 thoughts on “Tuesday Recipes – Healthy Fudge Brownies

  1. Mhmm those cookies look SO good! Nice and hearty, just the way I like em’. And those brownies. GET IN MY BELLY! I’ve never baked anything with chickpeas before, but a few weeks ago I made a chocolate tofu pie that was simply to die for! Love healthy swaps for otherwise not so healthy foods 😉

  2. Their in the oven now 🙂

  3. Ooh these look SO good! And definitely very fudgey which is what I love about brownies… Need to bake some goodies for work colleagues and these might almost definitely be the ones 🙂 Glad you had a lovely weekend and agree that sometimes when you’re not in a photo-taking mood it is lovely just the experience it and live it without being on the other side of a camera lens!

    • Let me know if you made them and your colleagues liked them! I love that heavy fudgy consistence, so delicious!
      And I agree on the photographing thing. Sometimes it’s just so nice to enjoy without messing around with the camera!

  4. I’m not a bean-based dessert person at all but these look AMAZING…and might give me a reason to try baking with beans & chickpeas once more! I usually workout post-breafast but if I’m working out first thing, I grab a handful of nuts to eat beforehand!

  5. wow, those cookies look so delicious!!!! 🙂

  6. Omigosh the fudginess! I have to admit that I’m a bit of a skeptic when it comes to baking with beans, but I think that mostly has to do with the fact that I’ve only baked with them once and they turned out to be horrible… but that was back in the day when I tried to over-healthify everything I made, so nothing really came out that edible. Someday I might have to give bean baking another try…

    Happy Tuesday, love!

  7. Danielle says:

    I’ve never baked with chickpeas but you have me convinced I need to try it! Those look amazing 🙂 All your picks look awesome. Can’t wait to try them all!

  8. Your brownies look fabulous!! I’ve been craving brownies, lately. Might have to give those a try. I’ve been wanting to try those cookies from Tina too and looks like yours turned out really delicious!

  9. Lisa says:

    Holy fudgey brownies! I would like some now. I wonder if the egg whites can be replaced with chia. Silly egg allergy.
    I still haven’t tried out chickpeas in sweet recipes, but I must admit I am starting to feel the pressure to at least try it out…at least once, right? 😉

  10. I never would have guessed there were beans in those brownies! They look super fudgey and awesome. I’ve never tried the beans in baking thing, but I have been tempted to try lately!

    • I must say, I am getting a fan of baking with beans! They really make the consistency so smoothe and fudgey, and with enough added sweet spices (hello chocolate :-)) you can not taste it!

  11. Courtney @ Star Systemz says:

    Yum my mouth is watering! I am back on the baking train so those chickpeas will have to happen asap! Thanks for sharing all the yummnesss love + shine Courtstar

  12. These look amaaazing and I LOVE whenever I come across dessert recipes that incorporate beans!!

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  15. OH I have to try this! Looks so tasty!

    Pinned! (Thanks for linking up to #RECIPEFRIDAY!)

  16. I just pinned this to the Strange But Good board because I’m going to make them as soon as I buy some chickpeas. I can’t believe how amazingly fidgy these look! Thanks for linking up. 🙂

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