Black Bean Brownies

By J Kate

These were super fudgey and delicious. All my kids loved them. And they are gluten free as well. Here is a link to the recipe. http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail....

Black Bean Brownies
Ingredients
  • 1 can Black Beans (La Costeña Whole Black Beans), drained and rinsed

  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, softened

  • 3/4 cup Egg Substitute (or 3 whole eggs)

  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

  • 3/4 cup Sugar Substitute (Kroger Zero Calorie Baking Sweetener/Xylitol)

  • 1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Cocoa (Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa)

  • 1 tsp Instant Coffee

  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

  • 1 pinch Salt

  • 2 Tbsp Sugar Free Chocolate Chips, chopped (30 g)

  • Sugar Free Chocolate Chips and/or Chopped Nuts, as desired for topping

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour drained and rinsed black beans onto clean paper towels and pat dry. Process black beans, until smooth. Combine egg, vanilla extract, butter, and processed black beans, mixing thoroughly. Add sugar substitute, cocoa, coffee, baking powder, and salt, and mix, until well combined and smooth. Fold in chopped chocolate chips. Pour into greased/lined 8" X 8" baking pan. Add additional chocolate chips and/or nuts, if desired. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of pan comes out clean. Turn oven off and let cool in oven w/door cracked for 5-7 minutes. Place on rack, until cooled. Cut into 16 brownies (2" X 2"). Place cooled and cut brownies in refrigerator for up to 12 hours. Refrigerating the brownies diminishes the bean flavor and enhances the chocolate flavor. After refrigerating, store at room temperature in sealed container. Best served at room temperature or slightly warm.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
16
Calories
52.1
Total Fat
3.1 g
Cholesterol
5.9 mg
Sodium
170.2 mg
Total Carbs
5.6 g
Dietary Fiber
1.9 g
Protein
2.4 g

dessert brownies ultra-low-carb

30 replies

evaziem
evaziem 2014-06-11 08:46:37 -0500 Report

No need for Egg Substitute. Eggs are very healthy!
Chocolate is healthy too as long it's not sweetened.
Research your sugar substitutes. Some are dangerous.

Good recipe.

Grandmama16
Grandmama16 2013-10-16 01:33:46 -0500 Report

I think that would be a 16 oz can one thereabouts. I think it said a dark cocoa NOT brownie mix or that would defeat the purpose. A friend has grandkids with celiac and one with type 1 diabetes too so these will be great. I will try them first.

Pajamazon74
Pajamazon74 2013-09-30 23:14:11 -0500 Report

There are about 137 sizes of cans of beans here in Arizona; could someone tell me specific ounces for this one? Thanks in advance!

agarg
agarg 2013-09-24 23:37:31 -0500 Report

I made them on Sunday and they are so yummy…i ran out of baking powder so they didnt rise but very tasty..no bean flavor at all..

J Kate
J KateCA 2013-02-06 10:16:27 -0600 Report

I originally posted a recipe: one brownie mix in a box with one can of Black beans (drained and blended) and 1/2 can of water. Mix and bake according to the box directions. There has been some confusion on the carb count due to different brands of brownie mixes, so I replaced my recipe with this one that has the same carb count.

Dawlbabby1
Dawlbabby1 2013-02-05 17:58:04 -0600 Report

ok, posts on this are confusing me. you are all talking like you added brownie mix to this? that's not in the recipe and i dont understand why you are adding brownie mix.

Kats49
Kats49 2013-01-28 19:29:09 -0600 Report

Wonderful recipe…great way to add fiber to your diet and sneak it in on the kiddos too.

Pokey10a
Pokey10a 2012-10-09 12:55:30 -0500 Report

I hate to say it but I think the Total Carbs should read 44g because brownie mix is 22g per serving (23g - 1g fiber) and black beans are 12g per serving (19g - 7g fiber).

Chris2617
Chris2617 2012-06-24 19:59:22 -0500 Report

WOW! If this doesn't make my BS spike this is the best thing ever! Gonna try this..and i'll report back!!!

Gambling
Gambling 2012-05-04 08:46:17 -0500 Report

they are in the oven .I used Pillsbury sugar free with splenda and added 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts .Will report back on taste and BG spike if any

warriorchic1
warriorchic1 2012-04-17 18:42:50 -0500 Report

I don't understand how it could be only 3.7 carbs if you use a brownie mix from the store? Those have more than 20 carbs…do the black beans lower the carbs. I thought beans have carbs too?