I know what you are thinking . . . how can these fudgy brownies possibly be healthy? Well, they are! They have a secret ingredient that makes these brownies full of protein and fiber – black beans! And with no refined sugar or flour, they are a smart snack choice. We made a batch of these for my kids and they had NO IDEA that they were loaded with black beans. I promise that you won’t know the difference!
If you are looking to eat a little more healthy, be sure to check out my new 30 Day Healthy Menu Plan Cookbook – each day has a breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks to make eating healthy a little easier! Every recipe is picky-eater approved!
- 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed very well
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup quick oats
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup honey or pure maple syrup (agave would also work)
- ¼ cup coconut oil (or vegetable oil would also work)
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (they do not taste as good without them, I don't recommend making them without the chocolate chips
- If desired, you can use more chips to sprinkle on top
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8x8" baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a high-powered blender or food processor, and blend until completely smooth (it will look like liquid chocolate).
- Stir the chocolate chips into the batter, then pour into prepared pan. If desired, sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top.
- Cook the black bean brownies 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut, so that they can set up a little. If they still look a bit undercooked, you can place them in the fridge overnight and they will firm up perfectly.
Recipe source: Chocolate Covered Katie