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Healthy Brownie Recipe, Say What?! Try This Delicious Fudgey Black Bean Brownie Recipe

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Chocolate should be a food group. Raise your hand if you agree! There’s no reason to deny yourself of treats and sweets now and again, and ain’t nobody got time for dessert guilt.

Even so, your food either gives you life or slows you down, so we don’t blame you for wanting to put only the best on your plate and in your body.

While traditional brownies are great, why not get some extra protein, fiber, and nutrition without the blood sugar-spiking refined flour and sugar but with all the flavor you crave?

Say Hello to a Healthy Brownie Recipe With These Black Bean Brownies!

Black bean brownies are the perfect middle ground!

These aren’t one of those “healthified” treats that you can kinda-sorta convince yourself tastes like the real deal. These taste just as good as the real deal, but without butter, flour, or any icky preservatives or fillers that store-bought brownies often contain.

These black bean brownies are also gluten-free and can easily be made vegan if you use plant-based protein and vegan chocolate chips!

Looking for more high-protein vegan options? These 5 Vegan Foods Are High In Protein and Should Be In Your Plant-Based Diet

Ain’t nobody got time for dessert guilt.

The end result is fudgey, rich, perfectly dense protein brownies, and you’d never even guess what the star ingredient is.

Don’t take our word for it – try ‘em! You likely already have all the ingredients for these in your pantry now. And with ingredients this wholesome and high in protein, these black bean brownies make a great mid-afternoon, evening, or anytime treat.


Here Is Your Delicious, Fudgey Black Bean Brownies Recipe:

This healthy brownie recipe is as delicious as it is good for you, so you and your family can enjoy these brownies without the guilt.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8 x 8 glass baking pan with coconut oil or line with parchment paper.

Blend drained beans in a high-speed blender or food processor, and add all other ingredients until combined (except for chocolate chips and walnuts).

If you don’t have a food processor, blend beans in a blender and then combine all ingredients by hand in a large bowl, mashing together with the back of a fork or potato masher.

You want the consistency to be as smooth as possible. Add in chocolate chips and walnuts, and stir to combine. If you need to, add a few teaspoons of warm water or plant milk until it’s thin enough to combine. However, it should be thick, yet spreadable.

If you ask us, chocolate is a food group.

Spread into greased or parchment-paper lined baking pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let sit for around one hour to set and firm. After that you can set your black bean brownies in the fridge to further firm, or serve warm if you prefer.

Looking for more creative ways to work unexpected and healthy foods into your sweet treats? Try this Sugar-Free Sweet Potato Brownie Flatbread Recipe

Delicious and Nutritious: Black Bean Brownies Are an Amazing Healthy Brownie Recipe!

It’s fun to think outside the box with healthy recipes.

You don’t always have to choose between satisfying taste and staying healthy in your food choices. You just have to get a little creative!

Do you have other recipe ideas for black bean brownies or other protein brownies that you love? Please share in the comments below – we love hearing from you!

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Emmy is a passionate vegan foodie with a wanderlust spirit. When she’s not coaching her vegan clients or writing about intersectional veganism, she's probably spending time with her two calico cats, lifting weights, listening to a true crime podcast, or daydreaming (double Pisces here!).

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