Super fudge-y, moist, chocolatey, and absolutely amazing: you won’t believe that these brownies are flourless, gluten-free, low-fat, low-sugar, all-natural, and less than 100 calories per brownie!
The secret ingredient will surprise you…
These brownies are made with black beans.
Yup. That’s right. BEANS.
You have to try it to believe it, but these don’t taste like beans at all, they just taste like brownies! I took them to a dinner party where there were a bunch of kids all under the age of 8, and they all gobbled them up just like they were regular brownies. We didn’t tell them they were healthy (shhh 🙂 )
Most healthy brownie recipes I’ve tried in the past have been too dry, or too cakey, but not these guys. They’re an actual guilt-free treat.
- 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 large eggs (Note: To make these vegan, you can use flax eggs instead)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar (or coconut sugar, if you want to make it slightly lower glycemic)
- 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon 1% milk
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground coffee or instant coffee
- 3/4 cup mini semisweet (or dark) chocolate chips
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a nonstick 9 x 9-inch square baking pan with baking spray and line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides.
Step 2: Blend the black beans, eggs, cocoa powder, sugar, oil, milk, balsamic, baking soda, baking powder and coffee in a food processor or blender until smooth and pour into a bowl. Fold in half of the chocolate chips until combined.
Step 3: Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips evenly over the top of the brownies.
Step 4: Bake the brownies until a toothpick comes out clean, about 30 to 32 minutes. Allow the brownies to cool completely before slicing them into squares.