Double Chocolate Chip Tahini Brownies
Consuming cacao can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, improve control of diabetes, and function as an antioxidant.
Read more on the cardiovascular benefits of cocoa.
While I typically get my daily fix by sprinkling raw cacao nibs on various foods, I am always searching for interesting, healthy recipes that incorporate cocoa. I’ve never been much of a baker, but recently have seen some unique plant-based chocolate brownie recipes. While I wouldn’t consider dessert a health food, these decadently fudgy brownies will more than satisfy your sweet tooth, and are definitely better for you than the typical baked good.
The fudgy texture is due to using tahini (sesame seed butter), an ingredient I would never have thought to include in a brownie. If you like crunch, add in some walnuts, as these are nutritional powerhouses which will eventually get their own post on my blog. They are abundant in protein, fiber, magnesium, and heart healthy omega 3 polyunsaturated fats.
This creative recipe is originally from food blogger Samah Dada. Check out her blog here.