You put WHAT in these brownies? Black beans! Yes, sounds oh so NOT appetizing but the beans replace the flour (hello gluten free) AND add a ton of protein with less carbs. I promise you, you will NOT detect the beans at all. In fact, my youngest daughter, who by far is the pickiest of eaters, LOVED these! Much to my chagrin!
1 15.5 ounce can of low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup of fine cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/8 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
3/4 cup of sugar *
1 teaspoon of ground coffee
1/2 cup of white and dark chocolate chips (optional)
*If using straight Truvia – use 4 tablespoons + 2 tsp. If mixing Truvia with regular granulated sugar – 1/4 cup Truvia + 1/2 cup of granulated sugar. Or you can use granulated sugar at 3/4 cup.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray your 8×8 or 9×9 glass pan with non stick baking spray with flour and set aside. In your food processor, blend all of the ingredients through the ground coffee. Blend for around 1 minute. The mixture will be creamy. Pour into the prepared pan. Add your toppings (chocolate chips etc.) to the top and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool completely. Slice and enjoy!