Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownies Recipe


Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownies Recipe

Delicious, easy to make and healthy (really!), indulging in these brownies is a no-brainer. Black beans contain anthocyanins that have been shown to boost brain power, and the flavanols in chocolate are associated with promoting positive moods. Black beans are a great protein and fiber source at about 8 grams each per half-cup serving, so this delectable dessert can be just about as healthy as the main course!

Ingredients

1 cup cooked black beans
2 large eggs
4 tbsp of molasses
3 heaping tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp of goji berries
4 dates chopped
1/4 cup of ground walnuts
1 espresso shot, optional (could also replace with 1/4 cup of decaffeinated coffee)
1 to 3 squares organic dark chocolate (85% cocoa or higher)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F In a blender combine all of the ingredients except the dark chocolate. Blend until smooth and free of any lumps. Pour the batter into a parchment lined loaf pan; it will be very liquidy. Chop the dark chocolate and spread it across the surface. Some of the chunks should fall into the batter – otherwise help some of it into the batter with a teaspoon. Bake for approximately 35 minutes, and set a side to cool completely before removing from the pan. I like to add a scoop of Greek yogurt, drizzled molasses and raspberries when serving. This loaf will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days, and it will stay moist and delicious! Enjoy.


By Danielle Wesierski| February 11, 2016
Categories:  Recipes

About the Author

Danielle Wesierski

Danielle Wesierski

Danielle Wesierski is an international model turned Holistic Nutritionist (CNP) with a passion for food and culture. The desire to look and feel your best, combined with the importance of eating whole foods, inspired these recipes that transform healthy food into flavorful dishes! Visit her blog for more recipes begoodtoyourbody.ca

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