Black Bean Brownies are a sweet and healthier version of a favorite treat! No flour, no sugar, and extra protein from the black beans, eggs and almonds! Don’t let their healthier ingredients fool you, they are still indulgently delicious! A perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day, or any occasion that needs a sweet treat!
Protein BrowniesThese brownies are packed with protein – black beans, almonds and 3 eggs. But, don’t worry! I would not call them “healthy brownies,” they are still a sweet treat. Black beans in a dessert sounds pretty strange at first. But, when blended, they are just a flavorless starch that replaces the flour. When I first tasted them, I was pleasantly surprised. Real maple syrup replaces the sugar, so these brownies are flour-free AND sugar-free! If you have little kids, holiday’s like Halloween and Valentine’s day probably bring the accumulation of just way too much candy. Black Bean Brownies are perfect for chopping up those extra candy bars and using them in place of buying chocolate chips! Also a great recipe for the kids to help!
InstructionsThese brownies couldn’t be easier! Just 10 minutes to prep, add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth! That’s it, just pour into a baking dish and bake for 45 minutes. Don’t peek, opening the oven can cause the not-done brownies to sink instead of rise. We like to sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar on ours with a mesh strainer, makes them feel a bit more special. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any occasion, these brownies may make you never want to buy a box again! Real ingredients and totally delicious, even better with ice cream!
More Healthier Baking!
- Morning Glory Freezer Muffins
- Zucchini Cookies
- Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
- Almond Spiced Granola
- Cranberry Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Cranberry Muffins
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- 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
- ¼ c cocoa powder
- ¼ c coconut oil melted
- ½ c applesauce
- ½ c maple syrup
- ½ c almonds
- ½ c dark chocolate chips (or chopped candy bars)
- 3 eggs
- 2 t baking powder
- ½ t kosher salt
- 1 t vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides and process again
- Pour the batter into a 9x9 pan and bake for 45 minutes
- Top with powdered sugar (use a small strainer)
- Serve with vanilla ice cream!