I know what you’re thinking—you’re probably only reading this post because you saw “black bean” and “brownies” in the title and you’re thinking, “What?!”
Yes, these are brownies. Yes, they have black beans!
And they’re good! I played around with different recipes until I got the right taste and texture—they’re gooey and fudgy, and one brownie is packed with 10 grams of protein! We featured these in the Fall 2016 issue of H2U, but I liked this recipe so much that I wanted to share with my own readers.
- 1 (15 oz.) can plain black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp. vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. skim milk
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Place beans in a food processor and process until mashed. Add all ingredients except chocolate chips and process until smooth. Gently stir in chocolate chips and pour into a greased 8×8-inch pan. Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes 12 small brownies.
Nutrition information (per serving): Calories 221; Total fat 4 g; Protein 10 g; Sodium 116 mg; Fiber 6 g; Sugars 17 g; Carbs 41 g