I know you might be wondering why anyone would want to eat a healthy brownie, when you can eat a rich, fudge-y, chocolatey normal one?
My question is WHAT IF a healthy brownie could be rich, fudge-y and chocolatey?
Try these babies and let me know how you get on.
- melted butter or coconut oil ¼ cup
- pure maple syrup 4 tablespoons (you can also use liquid honey or agave syrup)
- best quality dark eating chocolate 100g (at least 70-80% cocoa)
- black beans 1 x 400g can, rinsed and drained (or you can use canned red kidney beans)
- baking powder 1 teaspoon
- free-range eggs 2
- Vanilla dash
- fresh berries 1 cup (or 1 cup frozen and defrosted) e.g. blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries etc
- Preheat oven to 150 degrees celcius
- Grease an 8×8 pan or line with baking paper
- In a pot on the stove combine the chocolate, maple syrup and coconut oil together until the chocolate has been melted.
- In a food processor add the black beans, baking powder, vanilla and all ingredients from the pot until well combined. A blender will work if you absolutely must but the texture and the taste will be much better if you use a processor.
- Once combined, pour into your greased pan and top with berries.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes until the top becomes slightly crispy. If you take them out of the oven and they aren’t fully set, leave them in the fridge overnight and they will magically firm up.