This week’s recipe comes from one of Team FitNice’s favorite bakers, Laura of Roxie’s Cupcakes. A healthy alternative to out of the box brownie mixes or those with a flour base, these delicious Black Bean Brownies are a great way to top off any dinner or bring to your next special occasion. Both quick and easy, this low sugar, high fiber recipe is just in time for the busy holiday season when everyone will want something delicious and good for them. If all of that doesn’t sound good enough, you can even make it even better by using gluten free oats.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
(1) 15 oz can of black beans (preferably low sodium), drained and rinsed well
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup whole oats
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup honey, agave, or pure maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
2 egg whites
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
(1) 3.5 oz chocolate bar of your choice, coarsely chopped (we like extra dark, lots of anti-oxidants!)
Pre-heat oven to 350°.
Dump everything except for the chopped chocolate into a food processor or high speed blender and blend the crap out of it until there are no lumps. Stir in the chocolate and pour into a prepared 8″ x 8″ baking pan (Laura recommends Baker’s Joy, but any
Bake 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Best kept refrigerated, but can be frozen and saved for later.