There are two things that come to mind when thinking of Valentine’s Day: love and, of course, rich, chocolate desserts! While this may seem like a nightmare if you’re on a strict diet, that doesn’t always have to be the case. We have the perfect substitution to make your desserts guilt-free: beans!
By replacing flour with beans, you’ll add tons of heart healthy benefits to your baked goods without compromising the texture or flavor. That’s why we’ve compiled the following list of 7 flourless Valentine’s Day desserts that are so delicious, you and your loved ones won’t even believe that they’re made with beans.
Black Bean Lava Cake
Nothing screams Valentine’s Day more than a melty lava cake! Don’t be fooled by the fact that this recipe contains no flour. The combination of chocolate, organic Green Valley Black Beans, maple syrup and applesauce make this cake super moist and fudgy.
Garbanzo Bean Blondies
Valentine’s Day isn’t only a time to acknowledge your significant other, it’s also a day to you show appreciation to your friends and family! What better way to show them you care then with a heart healthy treat? One batch of these tasty flourless blondies will make 16 servings, which is an easy way to spread the love.
Black Bean Orange Mousse
Want to impress your Valentine? Whip up this zesty black bean chocolate mousse. Even though this recipe uses organic Green Valley Black Beans as a base, it’ll be just as creamy and indulgent as a traditional mousse.
Garbanzo Bean Cookie Cake with Coconut Frosting
Regardless of age, everyone appreciates a homemade cookie cake! With this simple recipe, you can whip up a guilt-free version in no time. Made with organic Green Valley Garbanzo Beans and oats, this cake will satisfy your sweet tooth and do your body good.
Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies
Flourless, free of processed sugar and absolutely delicious, these Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies will be sure to win your heart! Eliminating flour and refined sugar not only makes these brownies better-for-you, but also significantly lowers the baking time.
Black Bean Truffles
If you want to win the “Valentine of the Year Award,” make these decadent homemade truffles! If your significant other is gluten-free or just a healthy eater, they’ll adore this recipe made from organic Green Valley Black Beans, cocoa and honey.
Black Bean Cupcakes
For the perfect ending to your Valentine’s Day, make these rich, moist black bean cupcakes! Topped with white ganache and a sprinkle of sea salt, this delicious dessert is the perfect combo of sweet and salty.
After giving these healthier Valentine’s Day desserts a whirl, it’ll certainly be love at first bite! We’re looking to forward to hearing your experience baking with beans.