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Black bean brownies (recipe)

Feb. 9, 2018

Black bean brownies (recipe)

Black beans are delicious in soups, salads and tacos, but in brownies? Yes, says Alex Zawilski, a registered dietitian with Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.

“Beans are extremely versatile and can be incorporated into your breakfast, lunch, dinner or even dessert,” she says. “Black bean brownies are one of my favorite items to share with family and friends!”

Black Bean Brownies
These gluten-free treats pack a powerful protein punch.
Yields 12 servings

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
3 egg whites
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup maple syrup, honey or agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350° F and lightly grease an 8x8-inch baking pan. Blend all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor or blender until the batter reaches a smooth consistency.

Fold in chocolate chips and pour into the baking pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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