Today I decided to try a healthy guilty pleasures recipe…black bean brownies. If you like dark chocolate you will love these! I was worried they would have a black bean taste, but there is no hint of black beans. Follow along for this super simple delicious recipe. Find the full recipe here: https://joyfoodsunshine.com/black-bean-brownies
I made some substitutions to the original recipe that I will detail below.
The recipe started with rinsing a can of black beans then blending the black beans, coconut sugar, melted butter, and agave together until combined. The original recipe used coconut oil instead of the butter and honey instead of agave. You can substitute granulated or brown sugar for the coconut sugar. Use whatever you have on hand! Next I added the salt, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Blend until combined then add the eggs and blend just until everything comes together. Finally add the chocolate chips and mix by hand. The original recipe had this baked in an 8×8 pan but I wanted to make individual brownies to freeze and thaw out as I eat them.
The result was a delicious moist and dense brownie. I love the taste and I love that the black beans add extra fiber.
What are some of your favorite healthy versions of guilty pleasures? I am thinking of trying healthy instant pot cheesecake next. Stay tuned…