High Fiber Brownies

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High Fiber Brownies

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 146.3
  • Total Fat: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 202.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.2 g
  • Protein: 6.1 g

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Introduction

These brownies have a few secret ingredients that boost the nutrition, while the dark cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips keep the rich flavor that you crave in a brownie. These brownies have a few secret ingredients that boost the nutrition, while the dark cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips keep the rich flavor that you crave in a brownie.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed (or 1 1/2 cups cooked dried beans)
    2 cups water
    1/2 cup prunes
    1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/3 cup dark cocoa powder

    1/2 cup oats
    1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    1/2 t salt
    1 1/2 t baking powder
    1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Tips

I prefer the richer flavor of dark brown sugar, but you can use light if that's all you have.
Swap vanilla extract for almond or peppermint extract to alter the flavor. (If you use almond extract, mix in 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds to the batter. For minty brownies, add a couple of chopped candy canes.)
These have 6 g fiber and protein each--and just 3 g fat. This is a treat you can feel good about eating. The result is a thick, fudge-like brownie that's rich and delicious.


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Place the prunes in the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times to start to break them down.

Add the black beans and process until smooth, adding a cup of the water in a steady stream to thin the mixture. The beans and prunes will be smooth with a few chunks.

Add the brown sugar and vanilla extract and pulse a few times to combine.

Add the oats, flour, salt and baking powder to the food processor and pulse until combined.

Add the remaining cup of water in a stream until a thick but smooth batter has formed. (You might not need all the water.)

Add the chocolate chips and pulse a few times to mix in.

Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, then pour in the brownie batter.

Bake 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing into 12 brownies.

Note: For a party, slice into 24 brownies.

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  • Incredible!
    54 of 54 people found this review helpful
    This certainely is not your everyday brownie and I thought it was going to have a bit of black bean flavor but it does not. Though not your usual chocolatey brownie; it is very satisfying. Try it I think you'll like it. - 4/11/10

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  • Very Good
    40 of 41 people found this review helpful
    I used a jar of prune baby food instead of doing prunes in the food processor and it worked great. Not your typical brownie but a good alternate when wanting something chocolatey. - 2/9/11

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  • 40 of 41 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this recipe today.. a couple questions... first, is "t" teaspoon or tablespoon? (for salt and baking soda) Also, in the ingredient list it says baking soda; however, in the directions it says baking powder. As someone very new to cooking, I don't know which to use :) Help, please! - 3/17/10

    Reply from STEPFANIER (3/17/10)
    t always means teaspoon; T is tablespoon
    I clarified the recipe; it should be baking powder.


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  • 39 of 39 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the recipe. Adzuki beans would work really well also if you are finding you don't like the texture with the black beans. Adzuki beans are the beans they use in red bean paste in asian cooking and they are very high in fiber as well. - 2/9/11

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  • O.K.
    33 of 36 people found this review helpful
    REALLY unappetizing, and I was so excited and love black beans: it just wasn't a brownie! :( Re-made substituting 3-4 bananas for the black beans and adding 1/4 cup regular sugar: much more of a treat! I'd rather have a smaller piece of something really yum than lots of something unsatisfying :) - 5/10/10

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