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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 79.2
  • Total Fat: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.1 mg
  • Sodium: 45.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g

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Black Bean Brownies

Submitted by: GENEVIVA
Black Bean Brownies

Introduction

Guiltless high-fiber, high-protein brownies. Guiltless high-fiber, high-protein brownies.
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    15oz can black beans (drained & rinsed well)
    4 large eggs
    1/2 cup granulated Splenda
    3 tbsp cocoa powder
    2 tbsp strong coffee (or 1 tbsp instant coffee dissolved in 1 tbsp hot water)
    1 tsp baking powder
    2 tbsp canola or olive oil
    1 tsp vanilla

Directions

Preheat oven to 350*F.
Prepare an 8x8 baking pan by spraying it with cooking spray.
Mix all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
Add the beans last and make sure you blend VERY well.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing.
Brownies are approx. 2"x2" in size.


Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GENEVIVA.






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  • Incredible!
    29 of 29 people found this review helpful
    I have tried so many brownie alternatives . . . most dissapointing. This one, however has great texture and the flavor is very chocolatey. I added a dash of cinnamon to the mix. I was amazed that it makes 16 big squares with only 79 cal/each. Yes, I will definately make this recipe again. - 10/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    25 of 40 people found this review helpful
    I have a similar recipe that is a little easier. You take a regular brownie mix (9x13) size. Drain the black beans, then put them back in the can. Fill the can with water just to cover the black beans. Puree water & beans. Add to brownie mix and bake as directed. Do not add box ingred. - 4/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    Made these last night & had one with my coffee this morning - while the rest of the office snarfed down bagels & pastries : - ). They're excellent! I followed the recipe exactly & I'm thrilled with how they turned out. Will definitely satisfy my chocoate craving. - 6/26/09

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  • Good
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I was surprised at the moist texture. Couldn't taste the beans. I took it to a potluck. Most people were surprised. One gentleman just loved them. It didn't taste quite as chocolately as I expected. I will probably try it again, but maybe add some nuts, more cocoa and some mexican vanilla. - 1/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I made it last night, change it a little. I used 1 can of beans, 2 eggs, 1/4 C cocoa powder,1/4 C honey instead of sugar, vanilla. It's to die for. - 2/11/11

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  • Good
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I find that these are just good enough to satisfy cravings for baked goods without being so good I feel like eating the whole pan. They don't taste like beans but they don't taste like real brownies either.

    I'll probably make again as I can't trust myself with the real thing. - 8/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I baked these for breakfast and they were delicious! I've used white beans and I added some more tbsp of coffee to make them coffee brownies. I love the fact the recipe doesn't call for butter and any other extra fats. Thanks for sharing it. - 8/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I used heaping spoonfuls of cocoa and I think that was the right way to go--I'm also going to try making them with sugar instead of Splenda next time. It will add a few calories but it's only half a cup anyway. I like the slight bean flavor but I don't think you'd notice if you didn't know. - 3/31/07

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I thought these were GREAT! I only had to cook mine for 15 mins, not sure why? I added a 1 tbls more chocolate also which I think made a big difference. They did have a little bit of Splenda after taste to it. But overall it's a great alternative for those who can't have wheat. - 3/27/07

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  • Very Good
    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Enjoyed them. Changed recipe slightly, used some eggbeaters in place of half the eggs, Special Dark cocoa, and some cinnamon. This is low carb recipe, is it not? Why are some people changing it and using boxed brownie mix? Defeats the purpose. Same with subbing sugar for Splenda... - 5/29/10

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made them in a cupcake pan and added a few chocolate chips to them. They are very good! Cakey and that's the way I like my brownies. My daughter hated them ( she saw me make them) and my son said they were the best brownies ever ( and he didn't) Very healthy way to get fiber and protein! - 2/2/11

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    i cant even believe how good these taste! I threw in a tbsp of agave nectar, a tbsp of hemp protien powder, and bit of extra coffee. I will definately be making these again! - 5/19/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this recipe! I used 2 tbs milled flax seed instead of the oil and added 4 tbs cocoa plus a little extra vanilla. They were really moist. One of my teens loved them, but one didn't like them. Great recipe! - 9/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I was part way through the recipe when I realized it called for a food processor. I just mashed the beans & used an electric mixer instead. I used organic, unrefined sugar in place of Splenda. Next time I think I'll try honey. I tried them w/ Greek vanilla yogurt.They satisfied my sweet tooth! - 2/25/11

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  • O.K.
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    If I made these again, I would add DaVinci sf syrup. These brownies were not sweet enough for my sweet tooth. - 7/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love these! I make them with red kidney beans and use almond extract instead of vanilla. Plus, I agree with others about the extra cocoa, but I don't add the coffee either! Yummy!! <3 - 3/19/11

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  • Bad
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was gross. No flavor, very bland. I made it exactly as the recipe said. Definitely needs something. - 3/15/09

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I thought they were "OK"... but DH (that didn't know they were made with black beans)... thought they were very good.. so I rated inbetween with a "good". Perhaps if i hadn't known those black beans were in there I would have liked them more. lol - 3/28/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Not bad at all! Super moist! I added 1/2 cup semi-sweet morsels and about 1/3 cup chopped walnuts. I also used sugar instead of artificial but reduced it by half. Perfect for my chocolate cravings! - 7/26/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are pretty good! The texture was a little off for me, but the flavor is definately good for chocolatte cravings! - 1/22/11

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  • Bad
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These were disgusting. I threw the whole batch out. TOO much coffee! If I was making again, more sweetener, more vanilla, more cocoa powder and some melted plain chocolate (which I did add but clearly not enough because they were horrible). - 6/15/10

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  • Bad
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Was hoping these would be good, but they just taste like beans with some cocoa on them. My 3 year old likes them but I wont be eating any. - 1/21/10

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  • Bad
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    These were very dry and bland... Not sure I will try it again - 1/15/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I need to add more protein to my diet, and my love for cho, these hit the spot. Next time I think I'll skip the iceing and swril some peanutbutter. Sugar free, of course - 1/14/10

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I didn't see anywhere on the recipe where it clamed to be vegan so don't know what Misstresskelly's response was all about. - 3/29/09

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