That’s right. Mud. Halloween is this weekend & this may be something you’d like to make. ‘Cause it’s real gross & muddy. I’m not a huge Halloween fan. I’ll be handing out glowsticks to adults, (that don’t even dress up) carrying plastic shopping bags. It’s a real HOOT in my neighbourhood. I shouldn’t say that. Kids come too. Not many, but some of them are dressed up and spooky. Most of them wear masks. Seriously. What is with those awful masks? One time in high school I bought a pirate mask for my pirate costume (the coolest teenager). I was so terrified of it that I didn’t even wear it. But one night my mom put in on and hid behind the doorway and called me, all casual. So I came out like “What? Do I need to do the dishes?” And when I saw her I screamed and hit her in the face. This year I will put an orange lightbulb in the outside light. Most festive Halloweener. Oh, and I made this cake. That counts right?
It’s made with black beans (like my brownies) & sweetened with dates and maple syrup. So basically it’s stupid good for you. No flour. No butter. No actual mud. It might seem strange, but if you made the brownies, you know that beans in a dessert are way yummy.
Enjoy guys. Eat it with a shovel or something.
*Super slight modifications from Eleanore at Earthsprout’s recipe (she’s a total health babe)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon high salt (himalayan, sea salt, whatev)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 2/3 cup cooked black beans
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds + 4 tbsp water
1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
14 medjool dates (pits removed, duh.)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1. Preheat the oven to 350° & line your pan of choice with parchment paper.
2. Add the ground flax to the water & let sit for about 5 mins.
3. Add everything to your food processor & blend until as smooth as can be. If you feel like it needs a bit more liquid just add a touch more maple syrup.
4. Scoop into pan.
5. Pop in oven and let cook for 30 mins. It will be gooey! Hense, mud!
6. Squish it a bit with a fork & drizzle it with chocolate sauce for fun.
7. Happy Halloween ya filthy animals.
Oh and just a little Halloween throwback….