About Organic Black Beans
Pulses are brilliant sources of protein, (meaning they are of particular use to people who don’t eat meat, fish or dairy), they’re also great for extending meals, throw in a handful to casseroles, stews and soups to provide extra nutrients and stretch the meal further.
Pulses are also excellent sources of iron, starch, complex carbohydrates and fibre in your diet. They are cheap, low fat and extremely tasty! Soluble fibre makes you feel full which may reduce your appetite, helpful if you are watching your weight.
They can help to reduce cholesterol (reducing your chances of heart attacks and strokes), manage diabetes and lose weight. Pulses are useful reducing blood sugar spikes and lowering blood pressure, they are also a great source of folate (an incredibly useful B vitamin). People avoiding gluten or wheat can happily eat all pulses.
Breakdown of pulses and their cooking times
Organic Black Turtle Beans. Great for soups and stews and essential for black bean burritos. Soak overnight, rinse and bring to the boil, simmer until soft – between 45-60 minutes. Black Turtle Beans
Black Bean Brownies Vegan, Gluten Free
- 1 1/2 cups black beans soaked (250g after draining)
- 2 Tbsp Raw Cacao powder (10g)
- 1/2 cup quick oats (40g)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup Coconut Palm Sugar, Pure maple syrup or agave (or honey, but not for strict vegans.) (75g)
- Can add Stevia liquid 10 drops
- 1/4 cup Organic Coconut oil (40g)
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips (115-140 g) (Not optional. Omit at your own risk.)
- optional: more chips, for presentation
Black Bean Brownies Recipe: Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth. Really blend well. (A blender can work if you absolutely must, but the texture—and even the taste—will be much better in a food processor.) Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8 x 8 pan. Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top. Cook the black bean brownies 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut. If they still look a bit undercooked, you can place them in the fridge overnight and they will magically firm up! Makes 9-12 brownies
- Calories: 115
- Fat: 5.5g
- Carbs: 15g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 2.5g
Above info was calculated using gram measurements and DOES include all of the chocolate chips (which you should include too ;)). This recipe is gluten-free as long as you make sure to buy certified-gluten free quick oats, baking powder, and pure vanilla extract..