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! Plus, they can be dressed up for the holidays.

Ingredients

1 cup cooked black beans

2 large eggs

4 tbsp of maple syrup / honey

3 heaping tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

4 dates chopped

1/4 cup walnuts

1 to 3 squares organic dark chocolate (85% cocoa or higher)

Frosting and decoration

1 avocado

1/2 cup maple syrup / honey

1 tsp vanilla

Shredded coconut

Whole grain pretzels

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.

Cut into triangles / trees.

Drizzle with green frosting, sprinkle on shredded coconut and add a pretzel to the tree.

This loaf will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days, and it will stay moist and delicious! Enjoy.

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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