A Better Brownie

If you want to indulge your chocolate craving without going overboard, try our Better Brownie. Pureed black beans add protein and fiber to this tasty recipe.

April 15, 2016
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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.