These super healthy black bean brownies are the ultra fudgy and decadent chocolate treat.
Cook Time – 15 minutes
Yield 9 – 12 brownies
- 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well) (250g after draining)
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder (10g)
- 1/2 cup quick oats (40g) (See nutrition link below for substitutions)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave (75g)
- pinch uncut stevia OR 2 tbsp sugar (or omit and increase maple syrup to 1/2 cup)
- 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil (40g) (See nutrition link for substitution notes)
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips (Not optional. Omit at your own risk)
- optional: more chips, for presentation
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth. Really blend well. (A blender can work if you absolutely must, but the texture—and even the taste—will be much better in a good food processor. )
Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan.
Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top.
Cook the black bean brownies 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut. If they still look a bit undercooked, you can place them in the fridge overnight and they will magically firm up!
Makes 9-12 brownies.
Serve them first, and then reveal the secret ingredient. 🙂 In all the times I’ve served bean desserts, not one single person who didn’t know beforehand has ever guessed!
Black Bean Brownies: Calories and Nutrition Facts
Per Black Bean Brownie:
- Calories: 115
- Fat: 5.5g
- Carbs: 15g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 2.5g
- Weight Watchers Points Plus: 3 points
Above nutrition information was calculated using gram measurements and DOES include all of the chocolate chips (which you should include too!). This recipe is gluten-free as long as you make sure to buy certified-gf quick oats, baking powder, and pure vanilla extract.
April 8, 2023 at 8:18 am