Black Bean Brownies
At first, you may think this is crazy but these Black Bean Brownies are AMAZING! Plus, they are much better for you than the real deal.
Back around the holidays, I started working out regularly with a trainer. She mentioned to me how much she loved Black Bean Brownies. Of course, my first thought was…say what? Black Bean…BROWNIES? YUCK! Then, I decided I would research a bit and find out just what goes into these brownies she was talking about. After a few times adding to my recipe to get them the way we like them I was completely blown away with how good these actually are.
Of course, I haven’t had an actual brownie in months since starting this workout and diet plan, so just having a bite was so delicious but to be able to actual eat it, now that’s a plus! My husband had the ‘yuck’ look when I told him what I was making, then he tried one and the first words, “you can’t even taste the beans, they taste like brownies.” That’s right, you wouldn’t even know they were made with beans and no flour unless someone told you. Now, they do have a more cake-like texture but that didn’t stop us from devouring these. The trick though, remind yourself these are made with BEANS…just a little hint! It’s hard not to eat them all but I also think they fill you up faster too, which helps for portion control as well. I did add extra chocolate chips and toffee bits to these, which really enhanced the flavor, they tasted like extra chocolate brownies.
Black Bean Brownies
Yield: 1 8x8 Pan
- 1 15oz Can Black Beans, Drained & Rinsed
- 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 Cup Toffee Bits
- 1/4 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 2 Eggs
- 1/4 Cup Oil
- 1/3 Cup Honey
- 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Baking Cocoa
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/8 Tsp Salt
- Preheat oven to 350*.
- Begin by placing the beans in a food processor and blending these until smooth.
- Add the beans and remaining ingredients in order into a large mixing bowl and mix well until the batter is formed.
- Pour into a foil lined 8x8 baking dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until when poked with a toothpick in the deepest part, it comes out clean.
- Cool, Cut, and Serve.
Adapted From: Taste of Home
I’m anxious to make these now for family and friends, they will for sure be a go-to around our home for dessert time. It gives me that treat I’m missing but without all the extra calories that are in regular brownies, plus they are full of fiber too.
Have you tried Black Bean Brownies? I encourage you to try Black Bean Brownies before you say ‘YUCK’, you will be pleasantly surprised!