Black Bean Brownies

I saw a recipe in the latest issue of Woman’s World for black bean brownies as part of a diet plan adapted from the South Beach Diet.  I always look for low-carb sweets, so I decided to make them.  The only change I made was using extra dark cocoa powder and adding cocoa nibs.  It’s an easy recipe.  Just combine a can of drained black beans, 4 eggs, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup Splenda, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor and process til smooth.  Spray a square cake pan with cooking spray and put batter in pan.  Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Voila.  These are very chocolatey and yummy, especially if you are on a diet!  I would totally make these for kids to fake them out.  Without the cocoa nibs, each square comes to 56.5 calories, 3.1 grams of fat and 1.5 grams of fiber.  If you’re on Weight Watchers, that’s 1 point.  Pretty sweet treat!

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6 responses to “Black Bean Brownies

  1. I’ve been eating low carb on the Atkins way of living for the past 5 years or so. After I started the diet, I really enjoyed the extra energy I have while eating low carb and it has increased my blood chemistry as well! I’m very thankful to Dr. Atkins. I would really recommend it to anyone looking to adopt a new healthy way of living.

  2. So interesting! I’ve made zucchini brownies before (which are so good!), but not black bean ones. This is a great healthy way to use what I have in my pantry already!

  3. What an interesting recipe! The brownies look really good!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind comment :)

  4. Interesting recipe! I’ve made beetroot brownies before and they were delicious so why not black bean? Thanks for sharing!

  5. huntfortheverybest

    I just made these again with egg whites instead of eggs and it’s just as good!

  6. Pingback: Two for Tuesday: Protein Brownies | Hunting for the Very Best

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