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Dark Chocolate Black Bean Avocado Brownies

Alright everyone.  You might as well stock up on black beans and avocados now because once you’ve tasted these brownies, you’re going to be hooked!  At least I hope so!  What’s better than a ‘healthy’ chocolatey brownie?  They’re peanut free, gluten free AND low fat as well (ALWAYS BE SURE TO READ THE LABEL/INGREDIENTS FIRST)!!

I’m always on the hunt for healthier versions of our favourite foods my family and I love.  We try to practice healthy eating every day so when I can feed them food they love that also happens to be nutritious – it’s a win-win for them AND me!

I’ve always had a weakness for brownies.  The fudgier and chewier the better, too!  In fact there have been many birthdays that I’ve made brownies instead of a cake for my husband and I!

 

I’ve made these bad boys so many times because they only last about a day on our counter.  Once I get eating these, I honestly can’t stop myself.  I’ve once had to wrap up the remaining few brownies in the pan and put them in the freezer to save for my kids’ school lunch.  🤐

So, without further adieu, I will share this deliciousness with you!  As you will see, these are made with black beans.  And no, you don’t taste them.  My kids didn’t believe me that there would ever be beans in their brownies!!

Enjoy and let me know how you loved these!  For more chocolatey brownie recipes, click here.  🙂

 

Dark Chocolate Black Bean Avocado Brownies

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Ingredients:
  • 1 – 15 oz can of rinsed and drained black beans
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 of a large, ripe avocado
  • 2/3 cup of good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp good quality baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips (reserve 2 TBSPs for topping)
Instructions:
Preheat your oven to 350°.

Grease an 8×8 pan (I use butter).  In a food processor add in all ingredients EXCEPT for the chocolate chips and process until mixed and smooth.  If you find it won’t mix nicely, add in a TBSP of water.  For fudgy brownies, the batter must be thick.

Fold in the 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and then pour the batter into your pan.  Sprinkle the top with the remaining chocolate chips and bake for 25 mins.

After 25 mins, insert a toothpick to the middle of the brownies.  It should come out mostly clean.

Leave to cool and then devou… I mean cut into squares to share (if you have to)!!

 

 

 

 

Wife and Mom of 2 boys, Reed and Jack. I love finding new recipes, home decor ideas, fun family/kid activities and sharing them with you!

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