PB & E (Elderberry) Brownie Skillet

Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition

Serves: Selfishly, one… Realistically, two

Time: 15 minutes prep time, 40 minutes cook time

Ingredients:

1 cup cooked or canned black beans, rinsed & drained
1/2 cup pitted medjool dates soaked in 1/4 cup hot water
1 tbsp chia seeds in 3 tbsp cold water
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tbsp Flora Elderberry Crystals
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup almond coconut or flour
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 tbsp natural peanut butter

Toppings:

2 scoops ice cream of choice
1 tbsp chopped walnuts
1 tbsp peanut butter
1/4 tsp large flake sea salt

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 350° F. Use about 2 tsp coconut oil to grease a cast iron skillet and set aside.

Begin by allowing the chia seeds to soak in cool/ room temperature water and the dates to soak in hot water. Set aside.

In a high-speed blender, add black beans, cacao, coconut oil, elderberry crystals, maple syrup, vanilla, and sea salt. When chia seeds have gelled up, add them as well. After about 5 minutes of the dates soaking, use a fork to mash them up. Most of the water should be absorbed. Add the dates to the blender, and blend until creamy.

Transfer brownie batter to a large bowl, then add almond flour and walnuts. Mix thoroughly.

Add half the mixture to the skillet, then stir in peanut butter. Add remaining batter and smooth out.

Bake for 40 minutes, then let cool for about 5 minutes. Add desired toppings and dig in while it’s still warm!