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Black Bean Brownies

(4 Votes)
Updated September 18, 2017
Black Bean Brownies
MAKES
16
SERVING SIZE
1 brownie
COOK TIME
25 Min

The first time we tried these Black Bean Brownies, we couldn't believe how rich and fudgy they were! No one here would have guessed that they were diabetic friendly, or that they were made with black beans! It's safe to say, we can't get enough of 'em!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free semisweet chocolate chips
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
  2. In a blender, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips; blend until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips until combined. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 16

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 77
  • Calories from Fat 11
  • Total Fat 1.2g 2 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.5g 2 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 3.0g 6 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 23mg 8 %
  • Sodium 87mg 4 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 16g 5 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11 %
  • Sugars 9.6g 0 %

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All my friends/neighbors think this is the best brownies they have ever had and are totally surprised about no flour and the beans. My husband loves these and had me make some for his birthday. He is in rehab with compound fracture of the leg. He passed them around to the other patients and therapist and they all loved these brownies.

Good morning! We are so glad to hear that you, your family, and your friends love this recipe! Thank you so much for commenting, and we hope your husband makes a quick recovery. :)

My Doctor would totally disagree! He says stay away from sugar entirely!! I use Splenda for all my recipes & my sugar readings are good & I still satisfy my 'sweet tooth'. Thanks for the recipes. I just tweak them using what I am allowed.

Hi Sherry! Please continue to follow the advice of your doctor. Everyone's diet allows for different things, so it is best to listen to your medical professional. We love that you enjoy the recipes, and tweak them to meet your needs! :)

how come these are not made with sugar substitutes like splenda in stead of sugar? Sugar can cause blood sugar spikes for Diabetics?

Hi! According to the American Diabetes Association: "Research around this issue has shown that while the type of carbohydrate can affect how quickly blood glucose levels rise, the total amount of carbohydrate you eat affects blood glucose levels more than the type. Now experts agree that you can substitute small amounts of sugar for other carbohydrate containing foods into your meal plan and still keep your blood glucose levels on track. That doesn't mean you can eat all the sugar you may want. Most sweets contain a large amount of carbohydrate in a very small serving. So you need to be sure to have a small serving." To get more information on this topic, please visit: http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/wha == t-can-i-eat/understanding-carbohydrates/sugar-and- == desserts.html

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