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Brownies for Breakfast?

Updated: Dec 10, 2022

Yes Please!!!! These brownies are packed with protein and fiber-filled carbohydrates and make a perfect, balanced breakfast. At 150 calories per serving, this will quickly become a staple! This recipe is from The Mindset Menu and is part of the 2B Mindset nutrition program that I love!

Breakfast Brownies with Cheesecake Frosting Yield: 4 servings (2 brownies per serving) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 - 45 minutes (time varies) Cool Time: 10 minutes Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 6 large eggs 2 large ripe bananas (the more brown spots, the sweeter the banana) 3/4 cup canned black beans, low sodium, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp pure vanilla extract, divided 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I like to use mini chips because it seems like more) 3/4 cup reduced-fat (2%) cottage cheese 10 drops liquid stevia Directions 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Lightly coat an 8x8-inch baking dish with spray; set aside. 3. Add eggs, bananas, beans, cocoa powder, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and baking powder into a blender; cover. Blend until smooth. 4. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish; sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips. Set aside. 5. Rinse blender; add cottage cheese, remaining 1 tsp vanilla extract, and liquid stevia. Cover; blend until very smooth. 6. Slowly pour cottage cheese mixture onto chocolate mixture in rows until most of the surface is covered. Use a butter knife to marble brownies by dragging knife in straight lines. 7. Bake for 25 minutes, or until center is set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing. 8. Cut into 8 pieces; serve immediately or store in an air tight container for up to 4 days. I have a few notes since I've made this a few times. In addition to spraying my pan, I line it with parchment paper and spray the paper. I find it easier to lift out of the pan and cut. Just my personal preference. If you bake with the cheesecake frosting (cottage cheese mixture), it will take closer to 45 minutes to bake. You have the option to refrigerate the frosting and add it to each portion after baked. If you chose to add it after baking, the bake time should be about 25 minutes. I've doubled this recipe and I was afraid I wasn't going to have enough cottage cheese to make the frosting so I did half cottage cheese and half ricotta and I thought the combination gave it more of a cheesecake-like flavor and texture. If you want to freeze these, here are the steps I take (and I always make mine with the cheesecake frosting baked in per directions. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Let the brownies completely cool. Cut into the proper portion size. Place them on the sheet pan with space between them and place them in the freezer. Keep in freezer until they are solid. Transfer to a gallon zip top bag or vacuum seal in portions. These can stay in the freezer for up to 6 months. When ready to eat, thaw in the fridge over night and heat in the microwave.

If you try these, I would love to know what you think! If you share it on social media, please tag me @Myranda.McCaffreyNowak on FB, IG, and TikTok.

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