Black Bean Chocolate Brownies

Total Time: 25-30 minutes
Yield: 16 servings
Nutritional value per serving: 134 calories, 5 g protein, 3 g fiber, 6 g sugar

Ingredients:

•   1 can (15.5 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained well

•   5 large eggs 

•   6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or unsalted butter

•   1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

•   ½ cup sugar, granulated 

•   6 tablespoons dark baking cacao powder

•   1 teaspoon baking powder

•   ½ teaspoon baking soda

Optional: 

•  ¼ cup chocolate chips made with at least 60% cacao

Step-by-Step:

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a food processor bowl, add beans, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Blend until liquified. Add sugar, cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda, and blend until smooth. 

Spray a 9”x 9” square baking dish with non-stick spray, and spread mixture evenly in the dish. 

Bake for 20–25 minutes or until center springs back when touched. Let cool completely before cutting. 

Optional: 

Sprinkle chocolate chips on top before baking. 

Highlight: 

This high- and healthy fiber, high-protein, and gluten-free brownie will satisfy your sweet tooth. Cacao contains potent antioxidants, which promote health. Beans have cancer-fighting properties and are a good plant-based source of protein and fiber.