Black Bean Avocado Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies {gluten-free & low-fat}

Delicious low-fat, naturally gluten-free chocolate chip fudge brownies made with fiber-packed black beans and creamy avocado. No one will taste the sneaky ingredients in these healthy flourless brownies!

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Chocolate chip fudge brownies

I was planning on giving you a recipe for hummus today, but after making these brownies I knew that I had to share them with you immediately! In fact after I ate half of the pan for dinner, I’m quite certain that these brownies are some of the best I’ve ever had.

I don’t even feel guilty about getting chocolate wasted with these bad boys.

Flourless chocolate chip fudge brownies in a pan ready to bake

I had heard about black bean brownies before, so I’ve been experimenting for a few weeks with various recipes and came up with this to surprise and delight you.

After baking these, I stood there smiling with chocolate all over my face because I had finally perfected a recipe for fudgy healthy brownies that taste AMAZING. Yeah, okay I know you’re doubting me right now. You might even think I’m super weird (which I totally am).

But can you just trust me on this one?

Chocolate chip fudge brownie in a hand

Seriously I made the brownies 2 hours ago and there’s only one left. It’s taking all of my willpower for that brownie not to say hello to my mouth. I’m still in awe; how can brownies made with black beans and avocado be THIS freaking good?!

I even tricked my Godkids into thinking they were the homemade fudgy, buttery brownies.  When I told them they were made with black beans, and avocado, they stared at me and told me I was lying. I just laughed and showed them the empty can of black beans.

Tray of chocolate chip fudge brownies in a pan with a knife

Bake these! I promise they’ll surprise you in a very good way.

Alright. I need to devour the last one.

Two chocolate chip fudge brownies stacked

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Black Bean Avocado Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies {gluten-free & low-fat}

4.45 from 9 votes
Chocolate chip fudge brownies
Course Brownie, Dessert, Gluten Free, Healthy
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado fudge brownies, black bean avocado brownies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serves 12
Delicious low-fat, naturally gluten-free chocolate chip fudge brownies made with fiber-packed black beans and creamy avocado. No one will taste the sneaky ingredients in these healthy flourless brownies!

Ingredients

  • 1 - 15 oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 of a large extra ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (important to use a VERY good quality powder!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips of choice, plus 2 tablespoons for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 8x8 inch baking pan.
  2. Place all ingredients besides chocolate chips into blender or food processor. Process or puree until ingredients form a smooth batter. If the batter is WAY too thick and won't process then add in a teaspoon or two of water. This batter needs to be very thick in order to produce fudgy brownies.
  3. Add in 1/3 cup chocolate chips and fold into batter.

  4. Pour batter into prepared pan, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of remaining chocolate chips. You can also fold in nuts or swirl in peanut butter. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out somewhat clean and top of the brownies begin to crack.
  5. Cool pan completely on wire rack then cut into 12 delicious squares.

Recipe Notes

To make vegan: use vegan chocolate chip and sub a flax egg for the egg and egg whites.

These brownies are best once they have cooled. I actually prefer mine cold out of the fridge - they are amazing!

Nutrition
Servings: 12 brownies
Serving size: 1
Calories: 138kcal
Fat: 4.5g
Carbohydrates: 16.2g
Fiber: 4.8g
Sugar: 13.6g
Protein: 4g

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