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Black Bean Brownies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
4 hrs
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American/Canadian
Keyword: black bean, brownie, gluten-free, healthy dessert
Tag: gluten-free, vegetarian
Servings: 9
Calories: 184

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Black Beans cooked
  • 3 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Raw Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 1/2 ozs Dark Chocolate organic, chopped and divided
  • 1/4 cup Almonds sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (177ºC) and line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper. (Use a bigger dish if making more than 9 servings.)
  • Add the cooked black beans and eggs to a food processor. Turn it on and stream in the coconut oil. Let the food processor blend for about 60 seconds, or until the black beans are very smooth.
  • Add vanilla, salt, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, honey and baking powder to the black bean batter. Blend until all incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed.
  • Add half of the chocolate to the brownie batter and pulse 5 or 6 times until it is mixed in.
  • Transfer brownie batter to the prepared baking dish and smooth into an even layer. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate and the sliced almonds evenly over top of the brownies.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs.
  • Let the brownies cool completely before transferring to the fridge for at least 4 hours before cutting into squares. Enjoy!

Notes

Health Facts
These black bean brownies are the perfect dessert for athletes with a sweet tooth! Black beans and almonds are both a good source of plant based protein. Protein is essential for everyone, but it is needed in higher amounts for athletes. The reason for this is because protein helps build and maintain muscle and if there is not enough protein in ones diet, the body will begin to eat away at the muscle that has already been built! In addition to the protein benefits of this delicious dessert, this recipe also includes high levels of magnesium; magnesium is a very important mineral that helps relax our nerves, reduce spasms and also reduce cramping to name a few of its benefits! Magnesium also promotes healthy, deep sleeps which are necessary for optimal recovery after the gym!

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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