Everyone loves being in on a juicy secret, and we’re no exception here at Womanista. Naturally, we especially love recipes with secret ingredients that totally blow our minds. Our newest obsession? Sneaking beans into our brownies. Yep, you heard that right.
Legumes like chickpeas, beans and lentils are the amazingly stealthy health foods responsible for making some surprisingly delicious treats. Used in place of flour and sugar as a binding ingredient, they’re a great way to help add extra fiber into your diet without even having to think about it. The best part? You won’t even be able to taste the difference.
Using dates for sweetness and almonds for crunch, these healthy homemade lentil bars are a great alternative to pricey store bought bars with added sugars and other questionable ingredients.
The perfect amount of sweet and very filling, these lentil cookies are perfect for an on-the-go snack; plus, they’re fully customizable with the option to add in raisins, dried cherries or heart-healthy nuts.
These ultra fudgy, decadent chocolate brownies certainly don’t "taste healthy," so you'll be the only one who knows you used wholesome ingredients like oats, coconut oil and honey along with the black beans.
The protein and fiber from the beans coupled with the vitamin C and anti-inflammatory properties of the rose hip powder make these gooey cookies a great kid-friendly option for after school snacking.
These protein-packed balls make for a great pre-workout snack or even a healthy after-dinner dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt.
When you make this crowd-pleasing pie for your next get together, no one will ever suspect that white beans or garbanzo beans are in it, not to mention the fact that it’s void of butter, eggs and white flour.
With a soft and fluffy texture thanks to the coconut flour, this melt-in-your-mouth cake can also fulfill your chocolate cravings by mixing in cocoa powder and instant coffee.
These vegan and gluten-free beauties are free of flour and butter and can be whipped up in less than half an hour. They’re fudgy and chewy but jam packed with both fiber and protein.