You read that right, we're making brownies using black BEANS! It sounds crazy, but trust me, it works.
This crazy ingredient lends a great texture to the brownies without needing to add a ton of butter or oil that traditional brownies call for. In addition, black beans provide a great source of fiber and protein. This is a dessert you don't have to feel guilty indulging in!
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 100 grams pumpkin puree (just under 1/2 cup)
- 6 tbs cream cheese (can use fat free or vegan)
- 2 whole eggs
- 125 grams egg whites (or about 5 egg whites)
- 40 grams oat flour (or 1/2 cup oats ground up in a blender/food processor)
- 1 1/2 tbs honey
- 2 tbs maple syrup (can use sugar free)
- 1/2 square unsweetened bakers chocolate, melted and cooled
- 6 tbs cocoa powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- sugar or sugar substitute to taste, depending on how dark you like your brownies
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp almond extract (can use vanilla)
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (or more to taste)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a large glass baking dish with nonstick spray.
- In a food processor or blender combine all ingredients (except for baking powder, soda and chocolate chips) until well combined
- Once combined, add baking soda and baking powder. Blend for just a few pulses.
- Gently fold in chocolate chips.
- Pour into prepared dish and bake for about 30 minutes. They will still be slightly soft and fudgey.
- Allow to cool and serve!
I personally love mine slightly warmed up with a healthy drizzle of peanut butter on top ;)