The days of Eid are here-as the ten blessed days of Dhul Hijjah come to an end- pictures of delicious treats, buffets of candy and treats, and greetings are shared amongst family members and friends. Nonetheless, it becomes a time of indulgence, as many options of sweets and treats are in your surroundings. Your children end up having too much candy and sugar, causing them to become hyperactive prior to falling into a sugar crash. For that, I’d recommend experimenting with including healthy options, such as this delectable brownie bite recipe, to include alongside your traditional Eid favorites.
Dates are high in potassium, fiber, iron, and are great for your digestive system. Contradictory to what many believe, dates also balance your blood sugar spike. It’s perfect for Eid, as it’s a much better option for your children to be consuming than candy and desserts full of corn syrups. Best of all, dates were eaten often and loved by the Prophet (peace be upon him). The beans in this recipe replace the need for flour, and boost the protein, fiber, and vitamins in such a delicious treat. I advise you to soak the beans overnight, as it removes the phytic acid- which is what causes many to have trouble digesting beans to begin with. I’ve had many of my clients try this recommendation and they are now excited at the relief of getting to enjoy consuming beans and legumes. I share many more health benefits of dates, black-seeds, honey and many other super foods you should add to your kitchen pantry in my book, Sunnah Superfoods! I also share essential information regarding the best dates or black-seeds to purchase, how to store and consume them properly, and plenty of more recipes for you and your family to enjoy. Try making this scrumptious brownie bite recipe for any Eid celebration and you will have a presentable addition to your Eid dessert buffet.
Black Bean Brownie Ingredients:
1 ½ cups black beans, soaked overnight
4 tablespoons raw honey or organic maple syrup
2 pasture-raised egg yolks and 1 egg
1/3 cup organic pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons organic cashew butter
1 tablespoon organic virgin coconut oil
¼ cup unsweetened carob powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt
¼ cup dark chocolate chunks (70%+, or carob)
1 teaspoon black seeds, whole
From the Sunnah Caramel Sauce Ingredients:
1 cup pitted dates (balah or ripe dates)
3 tablespoons raw honey or organic maple syrup
2 tablespoons organic cashew butter
½ teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt
2 tablespoons organic virgin coconut oil
24 whole cashews or raw walnuts
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease your mini muffin baking pan with virgin coconut oil.
Place all brownie ingredients into your food processor and blend until very smooth.
Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin pan and bake for 18-20 minutes.
Let brownies set for five minutes and cool before adding the caramel.
Place all Sunnah caramel sauce ingredients into your food processor and blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides.
Add the caramel to the top of each brownie. Top each with a single cashew or walnut.
Store extras in the refrigerator (assuming they last that long).
Try this mouth-watering brownie bite recipe, and watch as your children jump with joy with every bite. Eid Mubarak!
Noor H. Salem is an author, speaker, and Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, from Michigan. Noor works with clients in better understanding their bodies and healing with natural foods through her wellness practice, Holistic Noortrition. She presents various workshops, school lectures, group coaching classes, and community lectures on the topic of holistic health. Noor recently published her book, SUNNAH SUPERFOODS, a culmination of life-changing recipes and remedies, with a foreword by Dr. Waleed Basyouni. Her book consists of prophetic hadith, modern research, and delicious recipes, and is in the process of being translated into other languages.