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Easy Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

These fudgy black bean brownies are so simple and fun to make plus their gluten free . Beans are a part of a healthy meal plan and a good source of fiber, protein and essential vitamins and minerals. Plus these brownies are so nutritious and delicious no one will ever guess they're filled with naturally nutritious black beans. 

*This recipe was adapted from The Bean Institute.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 130 kcal
Author Jerlyn Jones

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed (I used no salt added)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce or canola oil (I used applesauce)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil or coat an 8 x 8 inch baking pan or dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

    Ingredients for black bean brownies
  2. Plack the black beans in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, applesauce, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla, baking powder, and salt and process until smooth. Add 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips and pulse until the chocolate chips are blended into the batter.

  3. Pour the batter into the baking pan, smooth the top with a rubber spatula, and sprinkle with the reamining 1/4 cup chocolate chips. 

    Fudgy Black Bean Brownie Batter
  4. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let brownies cool in the pan before slicing into 2-inch squares. 

The Lifestyle Dietitian Notes

*One 2-inch brownie square is 130 calories. 

*Replacing the canola oil with applesauce lowers the fat content and increases the fiber.

*Add 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract for a burst of minty flavor. 

*If you're watching your carbohydrate intake one 2-inch brownie is 19 g carbohydrate (a snack serving size).