Brownies

May 13, 2021Brownies Recipes

Yes, you are reading the ingredients list correctly: there are black beans in these brownies. You really have to taste the brownies to believe them. The beans add moisture and texture not to mention fiber and protein. These brownies have such a great fudgy texture because the cocoa powder and just a little espresso powder are the only dry ingredients (besides a bit of Truvia). For an extra jolt of chocolate flavor and about 15 more calories stir 1/4 cup dark chocolate covered cocoa nibs (such as Kopali Organics) into the batter just before pouring it into the pan. These brownies are even better the next day.

Ingredients:

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained.
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 2 tablespoons low-calorie sugar free chocolate syrup, such as Walden Farms
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream, such as Breakstone’s
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 24 packets (84g) Truvia or 8 tablespoons granulated Splenda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Spray an 8×8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the beans, cocoa powder, espresso powder and egg, substitute in the bowl of a food processor. Process until the mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes, scraping down the bowl halfway through.
  3. Add the chocolate syrup, sour cream, butter, Truvia, and vanilla. Process until all of the ingredients are combined, about 1 minute.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish, and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 28 to 30 minutes, turning the dish halfway through the baking time. A toothpick inserted in the center will come out with soft batter clinging to it.
  5. Let the brownies cool completely in the baking dish on a wire rack. Then cut into 12 squares and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Read More

More Recipes to Love ❤
Kossuth Cakes Recipe

Kossuth Cakes Recipe

Ingredients:3 large eggs, separated (one yolk reserved for the frosting)1/3 cup all-purpose flour1/8 teaspoon salt1/3 cup granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 batch Kossuth Cake Cream Filling (recipe follows)1 batch warm Kossuth Cake Chocolate Frosting (recipe follows)Kossuth Cake Cream Filling:1 cup heavy whipping cream1/4 cup granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla extractKossuth Cake Chocolate Frosting:2 1/2 ounces bittersweet…

Stir-Fried Spicy Rice Cakes recipes

Stir-Fried Spicy Rice Cakes recipes

Ingredients:2 tablespoons dark sesame oil, divided4 cups sliced rice cakes (rice ovalettes), divided1 bunch green onions, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces12 ounces lean ground pork1/2 cup chopped onion1/4 teaspoon kosher salt3 large garlic cloves, minced2 teaspoons cornstarch2 cups no-salt-added chicken stock (such as Swanson)3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce1 tablespoon sambal oelek (ground fresh chile…

Spinach-Quinoa Cakes with Bell Pepper Relish

Spinach-Quinoa Cakes with Bell Pepper Relish

Ingredients:Relish:2 red bell peppers, halved and seeded2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar1/8 teaspoon kosher salt1/8 teaspoon ground red pepperCakes:1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil1 cup chopped onion3/4 cup uncooked quinoa1 tablespoon minced garlic1 1/3 cups organic vegetable broth2 cups spinach leaves, coarsely chopped2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)1/2 cup whole-wheat panko…

Pearl Oyster Bar Crab Cakes with Sweet Corn Ragout

Pearl Oyster Bar Crab Cakes with Sweet Corn Ragout

Ingredients:Crab cakes:1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1 teaspoon dry mustard2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon black pepper2 large eggs2 tablespoons finely chopped seeded plum tomato1 pound lump crabmeat, drained and shell pieces removed7 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs, divided1 1/2 teaspoons butterRagout:1/4 cup…

Coconut Curry Shrimp Cakes with Papaya-Lime Sauce

Coconut Curry Shrimp Cakes with Papaya-Lime Sauce

Ingredients:Shrimp cakes:3/4 teaspoon curry powder1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)2 tablespoons flaked sweetened coconut2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper2 tablespoons minced green onions1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger3 tablespoons light coconut milk2 teaspoons minced seeded serrano chile1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce1/4 teaspoon salt12 ounces medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, and chopped1 large…

Grilled Grit Cakes with Grilled Corn and Grilled Corn-Green Chile Relish

Grilled Grit Cakes with Grilled Corn and Grilled Corn-Green Chile Relish

Ingredients:2 tablespoons canola oil, plus more for grilling the cakes1 medium Spanish onion, finely diced2 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 cup dry white wine4 cups shrimp stock (chicken stock or vegetable stock can be substituted)1 cup white stone-ground cornmealSaltFreshly ground black pepper2 ears perfectly grilled corn, kernels removed6 ears perfectly grilled corn, kernels removed2 poblano chiles,…