Garbanzo Chocolate BrowniesA brownie made from beans – who knew?! This rich, fudgy brownie adds protein and fiber to a family favorite, and they will never know the difference, especially when it is drizzled in a delicious vanilla sauce!

Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa’s Garbanzo Chocolate Brownies


4 cups cooked Garbanzo beans
½ cup apple puree
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 ½ cup Hershey unsweetened cocoa powder OR
1 ½ cup de-fatted bitter chocolate (melted over water bath)
1 ½ cup Splenda (“Mom” uses Stevia in the Raw instead)
½ cup egg white (whipped)


In a food processor puree Garbanzo, apple puree, vanilla and ½ cup Splenda and blend until smooth. Combine melted chocolate with 1 cup Splenda and add to mixture. Continue to blend until well incorporated. (if using cocoa powder- combine cocoa powder with Splenda and just enough warm water to make into a thick paste then add to mixture). Add egg white and mix for another two minutes. (for cooking, whip egg white until fluffy before adding).

Line a small square cookie tray and scoop mixture spreading evenly. Bake at 350 degree for 25 minute or until the edge begins to leave side of tray. Cool and cut into 3×3 inch squares. Drizzle with vanilla sauce (recipe below) and serve.

Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa’s Vanilla Sauce


1 cup fat free yogurt or sour cream (“Mom” uses organic)
¼ cup Splenda (“Mom” uses Stevia in the Raw instead)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Whip all ingredients together to make a sauce.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa.*