- 1 oz dark chocolate (melted)
- 1 1/2 cups black beans
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg white
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup walnuts (I omitted these so that my daughter could bring a piece in her lunch at school)
Combine all of the ingredients together into a food processor or a good blender (I used my Vitamix). Pour the mixture into a greased 8x8 baking dish. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.
It's definitely an easy recipe!
Once they were ready I cut a piece and covered it with vanilla ice cream and some homemade strawberry jam. It was soooooo good! Even better is that my daughter loved them too.
This dessert proves that it's possible to enjoy treats without any artifical sweeteners, excessive oils, or flour. Compared to traditional brownie recipes that are full of empty calories, there are a lot of nutrients in these brownies from the beans, applesauce, dark chocolate and eggs. In fact, per serving (1/8) there are 4 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein. And, the beans and dark chocolate also offer a lot of antioxidants; black beans have 10 times more antioxidants than oranges and are comparable to grapes and cranberries.