Friday, April 26, 2013

black bean + avocado brownies

if you are like me and find yourself frequently craving brownies, i have a nice solution for you. i shared some "healthy" brownies a few weeks ago, from paleomg, that incorporate sweet potatoes. this week, i have a brownie recipe i tried from ambitious kitchen that is made with black beans and avocado. i mean, sweettooth or not, these make a great snack! protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals...not to mention, they are gluten free. and if you are one of the many with a gluten allergy, i know you will appreciate them.

Avocado + Black Bean Brownies

recipe from ambitious kitchen

  • *1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • *1 egg + 2 egg whites
  • *1/3 of a ripe avocado
  • *1 tsp smart balance oil
  • *1/3 cup + 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • *1/4 tsp baking powder
  • *1/4 tsp baking soda
  • *1/4 tsp salt
  • *1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • *3/4 cup raw turbinado sugar
  • *1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray an 8x8 inch square baking pan. Combine all ingredients, but chocolate chips, into a food processor. Blend for 2-3 minutes until completely combined. Tranfer to the baking pan and stir in chocolate chips. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool, and dig on in!

it's that easy! so go ahead... give it a try :)

1 comment :

  1. I'm baking these now, and the batter tastes SO GOOD! (I know, raw eggs...I just couldn't help myself.) Can't wait for the finished product to come out of the oven!


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