Rich Double Dark Chocolate Brownies

It’s been a crazy last couple of weeks.  I thought that I would share this unique recipe for brownies, so please don’t freak out when you see black beans in the recipe :-) .  I’ve talked about the benefits of fiber and chocolate from previous posts.  These still have quit a few calories in them, so I wouldn’t say they are low-cal, but they are much healthier than regular or box-mix brownies.   They have a lot less sugar and a lot more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in them.  Here is the nutritional information.

Rich Double Dark Chocolate Brownies

 

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup organic canned black beans, rinsed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 banana (I used a frozen one)
  • 1/3 cup organic sucanat or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 2- 1 ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup 60% cocoa baking chips (I used Ghirardelli)

Directions

Place a pan over medium heat and add the ¼ cup oil.  Add the banana and cook until golden in color.  Add the unsweetened chocolate and melt.  Remove from heat.  Place the black beans into a food processor fitted with a blade.  Process the beans until smooth.  Add the applesauce, banana and chocolate mixture, sucanat, stevia, instant coffee, vanilla extract, and egg.  Process a few more seconds to combine.  In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Stir in the wet mixture from the food processor to combine.  Stir in chips.  Bake in a 8 X 8 baking pan at 350 F for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Check out my other desserts below….Yum!

Chocolate Mousse

French Silk Pie

 

25. May 2012 by admin
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