Personal Trainer’s Healthier Black Bean Brownies
I have been in a baking mood recently, but it is so hard to find a dessert recipe that is not loaded with fat and sugar, while also being delicious. This recipe is a spin on traditional fudge brownies, and I promise, not even the pickiest eater will know that there are black beans in them!
- 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well)
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder- dutch or regular (add a little extra if desired)
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (in liquid form)
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth.
Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan.
Cook the black bean brownies 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut.
Makes 9-12 brownies.
Nutritional Information: Per Brownie
- Calories: 115
- Fat: 5.5g
- Carbs: 15g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 2.5g
Recipe adapted from ChocolateCoveredKatie.com
Written By: Shannon Benedetto ACSM-cpt
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