Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

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


    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


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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    60 of 62 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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    46 of 53 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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    44 of 67 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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    41 of 42 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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    38 of 38 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