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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Healthier Treat ... Black Bean Brownies (Flour-less)

Next on my list to make this past weekend was a yummy treat for the kids that came over. I found these brownies to be yummy but they are very rich so the kids weren't so impressed. I of course loved them, but glad it was so rich I only ate only one.  Now when I saw the ingredients I was like I'm not so sure about this ... Black Beans and Balsamic Vinegar? But then I saw Coffee and Chocolate ... how bad could that be right?  I found this recipe for Amazing Flour-less Brownies on my favorite weight watcher recipe website Skinny Taste.

  • 1 (14 oz) canned low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk (or dairy, skim)
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground coffee or instant coffee
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided (Hershey's)


Preheat the oven to 350° F.  Grease a nonstick 9 x 9-inch square baking pan with baking spray and line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides.

Blend the black beans, eggs, cocoa powder, sugar, oil, almond milk, balsamic, baking soda, baking powder and coffee in the blender until smooth and pour into a bowl. Fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips until combined.  Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan.  Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips evenly over the top of the brownies. 

Bake the brownies until a toothpick comes out clean, about 30 to 32 minutes.  Allow the brownies to cool completely before slicing them into squares.
Servings: 16 • Size: 1 brownie • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 144 • Fat: 5 g • Carb: 26 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 4 g • Sugar: 17.5 g
Sodium: 150 mg • Cholesterol: 23 g

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  1. Oh, wow! I love my black beans and I used to have an aunt that would put pinto beans on top of her cake! I'm still scratching my head but if you made it and it looks this good, why not try it! Happy Hump Day!

  2. I hope to try these sometime. They sound interesting!

  3. This is the second time in a week that I heard someone talk about black bean brownies. NOM.

  4. WHAT????? I'm skeptical! But I'm willing to try them!!


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