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Heart-Healthy Black Bean Brownie Recipe

Heart-Healthy Black Bean Brownie Recipe

Posted on: 22 Dec 2021


Heart shaped brownies on a plate.

It’s no secret the holidays bring around yummy foods and sweet treats all season long. Well, who’s to say those treats can’t secretly include healthy ingredients? This black bean brownie recipe is high in soluble fiber and plant-based protein, both of which help to maintain good heart health. But don’t worry! You’ll still taste the chocolate goodness of traditional brownies with this recipe.

Total: 50m | Prep: 10m | Serves: 16
Nutritional Information:
Serving Size: 1 brownie
117 calories, 16g carbs, 3g protein, 5.3g fat, 31mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 92mg potassium, 1.4g fiber, 11.4g sugar, 20mg calcium, 0.7mg iron

Ingredients:
(1) 15-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
3 eggs
3 Tbsp flavorless oil (i.e. canola or sunflower)
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 cup sugar
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or desired amount)

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C)
2. Rinse and drain black beans. Put into food processor and mix until thick paste.
3. In a large bowl, mix together black bean paste, eggs, oil and vanilla extract.
4. In a separate bowl, mix together cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt.
5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir in desired amount of chocolate chips.
6. Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan and then place parchment paper inside.
7. Pour in batter and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Check after 30 minutes with a toothpick (the center may be a little gooey and that’s okay!). Cook for an additional 10 minutes for brownies that are more firm.
8. Allow brownies to cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting.

ENJOY!


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