Black Bean Brownies

My baking experiments are often just that, mega experiments. Luckily I have fiancé who’s willing to try just about anything and a blog that allows me to showcase my trial and error experience. So thank YOU!

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Last night I decided to give the whole bean brownie thing another go and these turned out WAY better than the garbanzo bean brownies I made a while back. This time I added in applesauce which made the texture a lot more soft and brownie-like. I also added in a tablespoon of REAL sugar. Ladies and gentleman, I’d always much rather use a little bit of real sugar for taste than ANY of that fake stuff.

Here’s the new recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray a smaller baking dish with cooking spray. I typically use an 8×8 or in this case I used a random 10×6 I had lying around

In a food processor or bowl with an electric mixer combine:

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons pure honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 whole wheat oats (steel cut preferred but I used quick oats because it was what I had)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

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Mix ingredients until well blended. Batter will be thick and comparable to real brownie batter. Pour into baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool and then cut into 25-35 pieces. In this recipe I cut mine into 35 pieces so each one was bite size and only 25 calories.

Nutrition info below. Happy nomming!

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