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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 25
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 93.4
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.5 mg
  • Sodium: 53.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g

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Black bean brownies

Submitted by: ACOUSTICKITTY

Introduction

They don't taste beany, but they are almost like fudge. Might need even more baking powder. I also threw in a dash of cinnamon, and few drops of hazlenut syrup.

I did have one roommate say they tasted like refried beans, but that's only because I told him the ingredient list before he ate them. Everyone who I didn't mention the black beans too commented on how rich and yummy they were!

I will admit though, this recipe needs some more tweaking. Caloric values based on tiny brownies (I cut up my pan 5x5 for 25 brownies at less than 100 calories each, if you cut 4x4 and have 16 brownies they're closer to 150 each)
They don't taste beany, but they are almost like fudge. Might need even more baking powder. I also threw in a dash of cinnamon, and few drops of hazlenut syrup.

I did have one roommate say they tasted like refried beans, but that's only because I told him the ingredient list before he ate them. Everyone who I didn't mention the black beans too commented on how rich and yummy they were!

I will admit though, this recipe needs some more tweaking. Caloric values based on tiny brownies (I cut up my pan 5x5 for 25 brownies at less than 100 calories each, if you cut 4x4 and have 16 brownies they're closer to 150 each)

Number of Servings: 25

Ingredients

    1 can black beans
    3 eggs
    3 T vegetable oil
    2 tsp vanilla extract
    1 pinch salt
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
    3/4 cup sugar or sugar substitute (caloric values are based on sugar)
    1 T coffee grounds
    1/2 cup chocolate chips
    1/4 walnuts

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Directions

BLEND (mixers just won't get the beans ground up enough) all ingredients except chocolate chips and walnuts. Blend thoroughly.

Preheat oven to 350.

Add in chocolate chips and walnuts. Bake at 350 in 9x9 PAM-ed (or greased) pan for 40 minutes (it will remain gooey in the middle because this brownie is very fudgy...but it shouldn't be dripping.) If too gooey, cook longer.

It also significantly helps to put store these in the fridge, it helps firm them up.

Number of Servings: 25

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ACOUSTICKITTY.






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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used applesauce instead of oil and omitted the coffee. These were amazing! I had made a version of black bean brownies from whole foods before, but that one had a stick of butter in it. These seemed much healthier, and just as good. - 9/16/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I followed the recipe exactly and they were quite good. They weren'tas fudgey as I expected, but still delicious, and very easy! I am a sucker for brownies, so these may be my new go-to treat! - 4/24/11

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  • Another recipe I have for black bean brownies calls for four eggs and some ricotta cheese. I think that might help. I used the original version except used coffee crystals because I wasn't sure if coffee grounds were the correct ingredient. I think my whole family would like these IF I shared! - 7/12/12

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  • Amazing!! I subbed out the 3 T oil for half Greek yogurt/ applesauce, stevia with 1 tsp molasses instead of sugar and subbed out two of the eggs for 2T flax meal mixed in 6T water. I placed in the fridge after and it made it taste better then any brownie from a bakery. - 7/10/12

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  • My husband took some to work & WOW!Black Beans? no clue!I tweaked a bit. I used one egg, 1/2 cup cocoa, no choc chips, 2 tbsp wheat flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 2 tbsp melted butter, 1/4 c sugar, 1/2 c stevia,fprotein powder,no coffee,no oil,no salt.added some water, hit frappe. + nuts. no fridge!A++ - 6/7/12

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  • I made these for the first time this evening and they are amazing!!! I didnt add choc chips or nuts and used apple sauce instead of oil, my husband and three boys loved them, my new favorite dessert and think of all the antioxidants, Thank you for sharing. - 4/17/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome!! I added an extra teaspoon of vanilla and sprinkled a handful of mini-chocolate chips on top of the batter before baking. So good, even my hubby enjoyed them, will definitely make this agian. - 2/27/11

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  • Left out the nuts but used sugar free dark chocolate waffers on top and used splenda as the sweetener. Calorie change for 5x5 cut makes these 47 calories... only 75 if you did 4X4... I love to serve BB brownies with some vanilla greek yogurt and strawberries for a great desert! It's our favorite! - 7/8/10

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  • YUM!! Was absolutely yummy! - 5/29/10

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  • Used dark cocoa powder and added 1/4 c of walnuts to the batter. To the top I chopped 1/2 oz. of semi sweet choc and sprinkled over the top with the 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts. Cut 25 squares and served one with a spoonful of no sugar low fat ice cream with a drizzle of no sugar choc sauce. Yummy - 3/18/10

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  • These were a big hit at the Christmas party. I cooked them in a dark glass 9 X 9 pan and they were cakey so I may have overcooked them a few minutes. I used Splenda,put the nuts on top before baking and used only 1/4 c of choc chips, sprinkling on top after baking so they melted, looking very nice - 12/13/09

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  • Made this w/some subs to make it South Beach friendly. Used 2 whole eggs and 1 white, splenda instead of sugar, part skim ricotta instead of oil, & omitted the choc chips. I added a splash of Davinci's sugar free german choc cake syrup-it came out good! Like a very moist cake w/a subtle choc flavor. - 7/3/09

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