So y'all know I'm on this LOSE ALL THE WEIGHT kick, right? It's less to do with vanity (Hotter is the only person who has to see me naked on the regular, and he actually PREFERS me zaftig, bless his poor blind little heart) and more to do with stuff like "not getting the Type Two Diabeetus" and "spare the joints!" My family tree is full of hideous, but largely preventable conditions either caused or exacerbated by being overweight, and I'm not getting any younger. It's hard. I'm not gonna lie. I fell wayyyy off the wagon over the holidays and gained back everything I'd lost in two months of hard work, partly due to an injury and partly due to lack of restraint. That sucked. But now I'm back at it, and I am sloooowly seeing results.
All of that is to say that sometimes I would sell one of my children for some damn chocolate cake, but I've learned that I can't cheat on The Diet without going buck-ass wild and gaining ten pounds. Then I found this lady's blog, and thought "well hell, I could have some of THAT cake!" But I didn't have black beans, or liquid stevia, and I don't even want as much sugar as is in that much honey, and I have cholesterol issues, and I suck at following directions...anyway here is what I made, which isn't exactly her recipe, but is its kissing cousin:
MFA Mama's Poot-cakes
Trader Joe's Cannelini Beans - 1 can (420 calories)
Five egg whites - 80 calories (16 ea.)
Two egg yolks - 100 calories (50 ea.)
Unsweetened cocoa powder - 6 tbsp (120 calories)
1/2 c. Horizon Whole Milk - (80 calories)
Coconut Oil - 7 tbsp (840 calories)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 c. Splenda
Blenderize everything, ladle into a cupcake pan (WITH LINERS!), bake at 350 for about 20 minutes (until a butterknife comes out clean), and eat before going to bed facing AWAY from your spouse (HA!).
They're really good, high in protein and fiber, and honestly you'd never guess about the beans if you just took a bite without knowing what they were. Next time I think I'll use actual black beans, I just didn't have any in the house, and maybe a teensy pinch of vanilla sugar sprinkled over the top of each one. These would probably be KILLER with peanut-butter on top, but obviously that would add a ton of calories (each of these has 136.666666667 total calories, which I rounded to 140 since there's no nutritional information on the ingredients without calories listed but they have to have a TINY amount, right?).
All calorie counts courtesy of Myfitnesspal