Words to Inspire

"I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health."
- Voltaire

Monday, May 7, 2012

Decadent Dark Chocolate Brownies

To start off, I have dreams about eating these brownies. They're the best part of my day. I am obsessed.

They are so melt-in-your-mouth rich.

Not to mention extremely healthy and you'll probably think I'm crazy when you see the main ingredient...

Decadent Dark Chocolate Brownies
- 1 (15 oz.) can low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 egg whites
- 1/3 c. unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/4 c. dark cocoa powder
- 1/8 t salt
- 2 t vanilla extract
- 1/2 c. Stevia/Truvia/Splenda (you can use sugar but the nutritional facts will be different)
- 1/2 c. dark chocolate morsels

Preheat oven to 350 F and spray 8-inch pan with non-stick spray. Place black beans, eggs, apple sauce, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, and Stevia (or sugar if using) in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth (blend until smoother than smooth to be extra sure one of those black beans aren't left whole). Remove blade and fold in chocolate morsels. Transfer mixture to prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until center is set. Let cool before cutting.

60 calories per serving if cut 4x4*
110 calories per serving if cut 3x3*

When these brownies come out of the oven they will be blacker than black and you'll be thinking what in the world went wrong? But after they cool they'll turn that familiar brownie brown. I store mine in the fridge so they'll keep longer. Hope you love them as much as I do!



  1. I admire you! If I could go back, I would have loved studying nutrition and personal training. You're lucky to know so early in your life what you want to do!