Like pretty much every single other person on the planet, I start off every new year recommitted to eating well. I don’t really diet because I absolutely cannot deprive myself. The more I restrict, the more I want to just stuff my face with junk food.
The hardest time for me is at night. After a busy day with the kids I like to relax on the couch with some cookies or a cupcake. So when I found this recipe for healthy brownies on Skinnytaste, I had to try it. Gia and I made them for my husband and we didn’t tell him what the “surprise” main ingredient was till after he tasted them. He took one bite and loved them…and so did we!
Since then I’ve made them 2 more times. These brownies are more cake-like than a regular brownie, but they’re also rich and chocolatey. They’re the perfect evening snack because they satisfy my sweet tooth but they’re not quite so bad for me. I love making them in muffin tins because the portion size is perfect!
Healthy and Delicious Black Bean Brownies (adapted from Skinnytaste)
recipe adapted from Skinnytaste
- 1 (14 oz) canned low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon oil
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened soy milk (or dairy, skim)
- 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of coffee grounds
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Lightly grease muffin tin. (I used cooking spray.)
**I’ve never used cupcake papers with this recipe because I don’t think it would work well. The black beans make the batter very sticky and I think the entire brownie would just stick to the cupcake papers
3. Put the first 11 ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
4. Pour batter evenly in muffin tins. Sprinkle each one with a few chocolate chips.
5. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until the brownies start to pull away from the side of the muffin tins.
6. Let cool and then use a tablespoon to gently dislodge them from the tin.
7. Eat and enjoy!
What’s your favorite healthier dessert recipe? Tell me in the comments!