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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!
Course Brownie, Dessert, Gluten Free, Healthy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 brownies
Calories 138 kcal
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen

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 Facts
Black Bean Avocado Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies {gluten-free & low-fat}
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.5g7%
Carbohydrates 16.2g5%
Fiber 4.8g20%
Sugar 13.6g15%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.