Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Looking for a fudge-y brownie that’s also healthy-ish?

These brownies contain no flour, no eggs, no milk and no added sugar!

Your sweetness comes from the use of honey and chocolate chips, while the main ingredient is the same type of can of black beans that you might serve alongside your favorite Mexican food dinner.

We’ve realized in recent months just how versatile beans can be. First, we discovered the wonder of using chickpeas (garbanzo beans) to make dark chocolate hummus. Now, we explore sweet treats using black beans with these brownies.

If you cut your brownies into 12 pieces after using these ingredients, each will contain just 197 calories. If you want a bigger brownie, cut into 9 pieces and you’ll end up with 262-calorie servings. Either way, you get an indulgent brownie full of chocolate flavor and fudge-y texture. Yum!!

 

Vegan Black Bean Brownies

What You Need

1 ½ cups black beans, drained (1 15-ounce can)

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

½ cup quick-cook oats

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup honey

¼ cup vegetable or coconut oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

½ teaspoon baking powder

2/3 cup chocolate chips

 

What You Do

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease an 8-by-8 baking pan.

2. In a food processor, blend all ingredients except the chocolate chips until completely smooth.

3. Stir in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips, then pour batter into pan.

4. Sprinkle 1/3 cup of chocolate chips evenly on top of brownies.

5. Bake brownies for 18 minutes. They’ll still be gooey, but you can serve them after they cool for 10 minutes.

#FoodieScore Pro Tip: For best cutting and serving results, cool brownies overnight before eating.

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