Brownies Made in A Blender With Beans (Really!)

Blender Brownies

February 3, 2015   21 Comments

Sometimes you hear a crazy idea and you simply must try it.

I have tried all sorts of things for this website that have not worked. I will not enumerate the number of bad ideas I have tried in the search for healthy, delicious food. (except for this one recipe that I made with avocado and chocolate that was awful)

Today, I will talk about making brownies with black beans which sounds crazy. I first attempted this with pre-packaged brownie mix – see Try Adding This To Your Brownie Mix and people loved it.

When I saw a take on this recipe that uses a BLENDER, I knew it was for me. Anytime I can use my blender instead of a mixer, I will do it. I have a $50 blender that was given to me 10 years ago and that thing can mix up a storm.

After making these, I asked my husband to try them (and didn’t tell him about the beans). He said, “These aren’t gourmet brownies but I really like them.”

I think he was talking about those thick, chewy, dark chocolate brownies that alter your life expectancy.

These are not the real thing, but they are moist, chocolately, and have many fewer calories and saturated fat than their gourmet counterparts. They are still a treat.

Do something crazy! Give them a try.

Have you tried black beans in brownies?

print   Pin It

Black Bean Blender Brownie Recipe

Makes 16 brownies (2 inch x 2 inch)

1-15.5 ounce can black beans
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons canola oil or other vegetable oil
¼ cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup bittersweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick spray.

Pour black beans in to a colander and thoroughly rinse all of the bean juice off of them. Add the rinsed beans, eggs, canola oil, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and vanilla to a blender. Blend until very smooth.

Pour batter into pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake for 25-30 minutes until cooked through. Let cool, cut into 16 pieces, and enjoy!

One brownie is 113 calories, 4.8 g fat, 1.1 g saturated fat, 15.4 g carbohydrates, 9.8 g sugar, 3.4 g protein, 2.0 g fiber, 20 mg sodium, 3 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
Want more recipes like this? Check out my book

Other posts you might like:


beanbrownieb

Try Adding This To Your Brownie Mix

I bet you are wondering what “this” is - and it is a natural ingredient from a plant. Not the plant most of you are thinking of because this is a family website....


brownieballxmasb

Give the Gift of A Healthy Snack (Your Friends Won't Even Know Its Healthy!)

Looking for that perfect gift for that special someone? Put down your credit card and rev up your food processor.


Make Eating Well Fun and Easy! Subscribe


First 20 Comments: [ see all 21 ]

I love when you post recipes like this where I can use whatever it is that I have in my pantry!

on February 3, 2015

I've made these before and really like them too.

on February 3, 2015

I haven't tried bean brownies, but I've made Snack-Girl's Chocolate Chip Butter Cake with 1/3 cup high quality baking cocoa powder (unsweetened) and have been complimented on my "brownies!" I'm sure I'll be giving these a try. Thanks, Lisa!

on February 3, 2015

I found this idea in the 70's . . . If you like If you like BLT's try cooking slices of provolone till browned on both side . press gently between paper towel and let cool. The slices will be crisp and on a BLT, tastes like bacon. (a non-stick pan works best)

on February 3, 2015

I've tried black bean brownies in the past and they are delish! Can't wait to try them in a blender!

on February 3, 2015

I can't even imagine! I will HAVE to try these!

on February 3, 2015

I made these and tried them out on my husband (without telling him they were made with black beans, of course). He said he liked them better than my regular (high fat/calorie) brownies. Go figure! I also make cupcakes with boxed chocolate cake mix and pumpkin. He loves those, as well. It's the only way I can sneak some vegetables into his diet!

on February 3, 2015

I learned a similar recipe, from a girl on Youtube (Lean Secrets, Brenda Leigh Turner)she makes Lean brownies. And instead of the backing powder etc. You use your favorite chocolate flavored protein powder and in place of canola oil it's coconut oil. When I have a piece I have some berries and Cacao nibs. Really good, my hubby isn't a huge fan, but if he's peckish then he'll eat it.

on February 3, 2015

I don't know if this is a silly question or not, but I am about to make these brownies and I was wondering if I could use a food processor instead of a blender?

on February 3, 2015

Jessica, I make them with a food processor, as I don't have a blender. They turn out perfectly.

on February 3, 2015

I have made these in the past and was definitely impressed. They were delicious!

on February 3, 2015

I've made a similar recipe using white beans and peanut butter along with the chocolate chips for a "blondie" version.

on February 3, 2015

These are fabulous and work well for those who must avoid gluten and nuts. I promise this is not due to vanity, but to keep myself in one piece. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

on February 3, 2015

Is there a difference if regular eggs are used (as opposed to large)?

on February 4, 2015

Made these today, different but quite good! My 5 yo loved them. Makes me want to experiment with using black beans in different ways. Thanks!

on February 4, 2015

I tried these yesterday and they were so good!! My family and I loved them (I did not tell them about the beans). The chocolate chips on top are a nice touch. I will definitely make these again!

on February 5, 2015

Haven't tried these yet but I'm gonna! I put this thru recipe building w/12 servings. I am going to use a 12 muffin pan--I hate trying to cut brownies. It's the same WW points. I may use stevia instead of sugar. That brings this down to 2 points.

on February 5, 2015

Made these tonight to go with our Valentine dinner, made some swaps: egg whites for the eggs, and used low sodium black beans. They were delicious, so moist and the best GF brownies I've ever had!!

on February 15, 2015

Couldn't you use truvia and save on some calories?

on September 22, 2015

I've used Splenda and they've turned out very well.

on September 24, 2015

See all 21 Comments


Add a comment:

(required)

(required, never published)

(optional)


Hi, I'm Snack Girl and my website is devoted to making eating well fun. I create recipes, review food, and talk a lot about how to best journey down the healthy road.

100+ Healthy Snack Ideas

My Book: Snack Girl to the Rescue!


 

© 2016 Snack-Girl.com