Saturday, February 12, 2011

Black Bean Brownies

  • One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed very well
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 16 packet Truvia
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil or coat an 8 x 8-inch baking pan or dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
2. Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth and creamy.
3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan before slicing into 2-inch squares.

Makes 16 brownies.

Each brownie:
63 calories
3 g fat
5 g carb
2 g fiber
3 g protein