Black Bean Brownies

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SHHHHHHHH! Do not tell anyone, but these brownies are actually healthy and I fed them to 3 little boys the other day and they didn’t even know they were really black bean brownies. It was one of those moments when they told me they were yummy and I felt like I had won the lottery.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 can of black beans, 15 ounces, rinsed
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp of baking powder
  • Sprinkling of course salt
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Oven preheated to 350 degrees.I used a 8 x 8 baking pan and used olive oil cooking spray to grease.
  2. Mix black beans, coconut oil, sugar, and honey together ( I used my Cuisinart Food Processor). Blend until the beans are smooth, 2 minutes or so.
  3. Add the cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and vanilla extract. Again, blend until smooth.
  4. Add eggs and blend.
  5. Add half of your chocolate chips and mix by hand.
  6. Pour mixture into the baking pan and then sprinkle the remaining chips on top.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Check with toothpick and take out when comes out clean.

***It is easy to overbake these, so I initially cooking for 15 then checked again as to make sure I wasn’t over doing them!
Idea: I LOVE taking fat free vanilla yogurt and putting in the freezer for 30-40 minutes so that it becomes icy and somewhat icecream like. I added this to my brownie in a bowl and it was the perfect “Brownie and Ice Cream” knock off that was WAY healthier and guilt free sweet tooth treat.
Have fun fooling your crew with this treat!

Xoxo,
Erin

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah Bryant
    March 24, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    I am so trying these! They sound amazing and simple!

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      FitFamilyLife
      March 24, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      Simple and amazing and totally guilt free!!!!

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    Gail
    March 24, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Sounds so yummy. I’m going to make them tomorrow.

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      FitFamilyLife
      March 25, 2017 at 11:06 am

      Can’t wait to hear what you think!

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        Gail
        March 25, 2017 at 12:48 pm

        I’m going to start in abut three hours. Based on the ingredients, I’m pretty sure I’m going to love them. If all gies well, do I have your permission to share your recipe on my Capable Fitness with Gail Facebook page? Every day at 2:00 pm I publish a recipe that I have tried. You would get complete credit. Let me know. I cue these thing up in advance, so your recipe would be published on Monday April 3rd. https://www.facebook.com/capablyfit/?ref=page_internal

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    Gail
    March 25, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Ugh, I about, not abut. goes not gies.

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    Gail
    March 25, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Okay. They are GREAT!!! Love them. I’m taking the rest to a birthday party later today. Children will be present. I’m not going to say a word.

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      FitFamilyLife
      March 26, 2017 at 12:21 am

      I knew you would. I fooled my two guys and my nephew and they said they were so yummmmm! 🙌🏻😱

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    threebrits
    March 26, 2017 at 12:05 am

    We are yet to try black bean! We have made sweet potato brownies and they were delicious! Can’t wait to try black bean ones!

  • Reply
    chefkreso
    April 6, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Yummy!

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