As a tasty follow up to last week’s post on the Top 20 Healthy Cooking Substitutions, this week is all about putting it into practice. This recipe has been tested in the Eat Clean Health Kitchen and the results were a resounding ‘Yum!’. So if you’re the mood for a sweet treat without the refined flour or refined sugar, give this one a go!
Black Bean Brownies
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- ½ cup baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the beans, coconut oil and eggs in a food processor; cover and blend until smooth. Add the coconut sugar, cocoa, vanilla, baking powder and salt; blend until smooth.
Transfer to a 9-inch square baking pan coated lightly with coconut oil to keep brownies from sticking. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Keep refrigerated to help brownies hold their shape.
These deliciously clean black bean brownies are not only unbelievably gooey and indulgent, they’re also gluten free. At approximately 175 calories per serving, you can indulge mindfully (these are still brownies, after all) and go about the rest of your active, healthy day.