Chocolate Bean Pudding for breakfast – yes please!
Gasp shock horror! I have Gluten Free Weetbix in my pantry and puffed rice. And rolled oats, organic rice cakes, and brown rice crackers. My approach to eating well is this – eat mainly vegetables, some fruit, nuts, seeds, good quality eggs and meat and minimise processed packaged food. When it comes to processed packaged food, I choose them consciously by understanding what’s in them. They are a minimal part of our food but they are what I call my fall back food. You know for the times when the wheels fall off or you’re in a mad rush.
This week I have been short on time and so the bus-hold has had porridge and weetbix most days for breakfast. Today I didn’t have to rush madly so I wanted to make a breakfast which was a little special. The result was this Chocolate Bean Pudding. It’s loaded with protein and good fats to keep our tummies full for longer – just what we need because we’re driving for about 3 hours today.
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 2 tblspns chia seed
- 400g can red kidney beans
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1/2 medium avocado
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk
- 2-3 tblspns cacao powder
- pinch of cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1 tblspn of sweetener of your choice (rice malt syrup, raw honey or maple syrup)*
- fresh fruit and pepitas to serve
* our family’s palate has adjusted over time to not requiring a lot of sweetness. If you’re not quite there yet, you may wish to add a little more sweetness to this.
- Add sunflower seeds and chia seeds to a processor and blitz until it’s a fine meal
- Rinse and drain the red kidney beans, then add them to the processor
- Add the rest of the ingredients
- Using high speed, combine all the ingredients until they are ‘mushed’ (technical term) together
- Now use medium speed for 2-5 minutes to make the pudding the consistency your family would prefer (I left mine a little textured – our daughter liked it, our son not so. I needed it to be smoother for him).
- Divide the pudding up into 4 bowls and serve with fresh fruit and a sprinkle of pepitas
Another 2 Ways
- Add more liquid and turn this into a smoothie
- Add a good dollop of this on top of cereal to make your cereal breakfast more nutritious
This could also be a dessert or even put in the lunchbox for school.