Thursday, March 28, 2013

Healthy Black Bean Brownies


My coworker's birthday was on Tuesday and I made her these Healthy Black Bean Brownies.  It was a hit!  What I love about these brownies is how moist, fudgey and chocolatey they are - you barely know the brownie is made with beans.  My coworker has been demanding that I post the recipe for the brownies ASAP!  Your welcome :)  I am so glad she enjoyed the brownies and we had a great time celebrating her birthday by going to a Capitals hockey game - lets go Caps!  Unfortunately the Caps lost by 1, but it was still a fun game to watch.  I actually have made black bean brownies before but with a box mix if you are short on time.  But I recommend this recipe instead because its even healthier since you know the exact ingredients.  Enjoy these Healthy Black Bean Brownies!


Healthy Black Bean Brownies

Ingredients
15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ cup oats
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup agave
2 packets of Truvia natural sweetener (or 2 tablespoons sugar)
¼ cup coconut oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.   Spray a 9x9 inch (for thinner brownies) or 8x8 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. 

Place black beans, cocoa powder, oats, baking powder, salt, agave, Truvia, coconut oil and vanilla in a food processor.   Pulse until everything is combined and well blended.  

Stir in chocolate chips.  

Pour brownie mix into prepared baking pan.  

Top with a few extra chocolate chips.

Bake for 18 minutes.  Allow to cool in pan for about 10 minutes before cutting.  

Serves 8 to 10.