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A Better Brownie

  • 9 Ingredients
  • 48 Servings
  • Dessert
  • 171 Calories

If you want to indulge your chocolate craving without going overboard, try our Better Brownie. The secret ingredient: black beans, which add fiber and protein to this tasty dessert.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup bakers cocoa
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 6 ¾ cups sugar
  • 2 cups pureed black beans
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder

Instructions

  1. Mix cocoa, butter, sugar, black bean puree and eggs until well blended.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients and stir into wet mixture.
  3. Spray a sheet size pan with cooking spray and pour batter into pan.
  4. Bake at 325° F for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Black beans are a great swap for flour to make a gluten-free treat. Other healthy swaps are applesauce for sugar or Greek yogurt for butter.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 3x3-inch square

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 171
  • Fat: 6g
    • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 28g
    • Dietary Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 52mg
  • Sodium: 64.5mg

Compare to Starbucks double chocolate brownie: Calories per serving: 410; fat: 24g (saturated fat: 7g); total carbohydrates: 46g (dietary fiber: 3g); cholesterol: 95mg; sodium: 75mg.

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A Better Brownie


A Better Brownie
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Pureed black beans add protein and fiber to this tasty recipe.
Ingredients
- ½ cup bakers cocoa
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 6 ¾ cups sugar
- 2 cups pureed black beans
- 6 eggs
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt

- ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Yield: 48
Calories: 171
Fat: 6 g