Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

There are some times in life when only chocolate will do. At least, in my life...and if you're reading this, I am guessing in yours. I recently stopped by the Meal Makeover Mom's Kitchen to see if they would share their #1 most  searched recipe of their award winning Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen blog - Fudgy Black Bean Brownies.  When they agreed, I gleefully headed back to my own kitchen to get cooking.

My results, in a word? Sublime. I loved how simple they are to make-they take just about three minutes longer to make than a brownie mix. To boot, they are gluten-free, and deliver that essential rich, chocolatey taste I crave, but without a side of snooze that can come from butter-and-flour heavy confections. Plus, each brownie boasts 2 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein-respectable nutrition creds for a dessert.

For maximum lean and green benefits, I'd recommend using high quality, Organic or Fair Trade dark cocoa power and chocolate chips, made from least 70% cacao.

Enjoy! Happy holiday eating.

Fudgey Black Bean Brownies

Makes 16 Servings

  • One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed very well
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • .....

Click HERE to get the full recipe and directions, directly from the Meal Makeover Moms.

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Fudgey Black Bean Brownies
Fudgey Black Bean Brownies