These easy, flourless brownies taste heavenly, but have a secret healthy twist! 😉 I mean, how could you not love a dessert that is healthy (but doesn’t taste like it AT ALL)?
Anytime I can tell myself eating that second or third brownie is okay because its healthy is a good day. 😉 Fool your families and friends with this crowd-pleasing dessert. Chances are they will never guess the secret ingredient. I’ve heard some pretty good guesses when it comes to these brownies and have to reply unapologetically…”no they don’t have zucchini in them”…”kale…seriously? no.”
- 1 15 oz. can black beans (reduced-sodium if possible!)
- 2 TBSP raw cacao powder
- 2 packets stevia
- ⅓ cup agave or coconut sugar
- ½ cup rolled oats (Gluten Free certified)
- ⅛ cup coconut oil
- ⅛ cup applesauce (unsweetened)
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of sea salt
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips (*to make these vegan, swap these out for dairy-free chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a high powered food processor and blend until smooth.
- Fold in chocolate chips into batter.
- Grease a small baking pan and add batter to pan. Sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top.
- Bake for ~15-20 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting.
- If brownies are too gooey, let harden for 10 minutes in freezer.
- Store in an airtight container on counter or in fridge.
*want even MORE protein power? Add a scoop of chocolate flavored protein powder to the batter (you may need to add a touch more coconut oil as well)
Ooey gooey chocolately goodness…just the way brownies should be 🙂
How perfect do these look? They taste even better…and I promise you do not taste the beans one bit…they are a secret muscle powering weapon 😉
Take a bite and savor the chocolatey goodness, without excess fat and the bonus of added fiber and protein.Next time you’re craving insane chocolate like I do on the reg, make these easy brownies and you’ll for sure be hooked. Protein to help fuel those muscles after working out, and just enough sugar that they are sweet, but not overboard on the carbohydrate factor. Enjoy!