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Better Breakfast Brownie

Posted on 21 Nov 2010 by maisha (posted in: blogs)

Yes, you can have your brownie and eat it too!

Better yet, you can have it for breakfast! Today I baked a batch of breakfast brownies that will fuel my 7.00 am gym sessions. I based this recipe on a Bulge-Free Brownies recipe featured in the September issue of Oxygen Magazine and a Pumpkin Bean Bar recipe from Happy Herbivore. Three hungry creatures were circling my oven: E, Seven, and Thor. But unless they intend to join me in the gym, they luck out! Btw, check out the new feature on my site, the gallery ^^
Gimme brownie!!!

Better Breakfast Brownie (makes 9 squares)


  • 1 400 g can of small white beans (drained = 240 g), rinsed and drained
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 375 g package of firm tofu (drained = 325 g)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 30 g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 78 g or 3/4 cup chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar + 1/2 tsp baking soda (or 1 tsp baking powder)
  • 4 g Speculaas kruiden (pumpkin pie spice will work fine too)
  • 25 g (~2 tbsp) chia seeds


  1. Press tofu to remove as much liquid as possible. I literally squeeze out my tofu!
  2. Puree beans along with tofu, eggs, pumpkin puree, and canola oil.

  3. In a seperate bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix.

  5. Pour batter into a lasagna dish lined with baking paper and bake in the oven (at 175°C) until firm.
  6. Let it cool down completely before cutting into 9 squares. Enjoy in the morning or preworkout!


  • I added the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing them in seperately. It works, but it's advisable to stick to the conventional method ;-)
  • These brownies are not sweet sweet. If you like sweet, add up to 1/3 cup of liquid sweetener.


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