“Secret Ingredient” Blender Brownies (Gluten- & Dairy-Free!)

Ingredients:

  • 1 398-mL can black beans (1½ cups), well rinsed and drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil (e.g., olive, canola or walnut oil)
  • 1 Tbs vanilla
  • 6 Tbs cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 15 packets stevia (equivalent to ½ cup +  2 Tbs sugar) OR 1/2 cup + 2 Tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder (*Adding baking powder yields a more “cake-y” brownie; omit for more “fudge-y” brownies.)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper (or spray with cooking spray); set aside.
  2. Blend beans, eggs, applesauce, oil, vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon, stevia (or sugar) and baking powder in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  3. Transfer batter to prepared dish. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over batter. Bake 25 minutes. Let cool, and then slice into 16 squares. Refrigerate.

Per square: 65 calories, 3 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g trans), 19 mg sodium, 2 g fibre, 2 g sugar, 3 g protein

Meg’s Black Bean (but Delicious!) Blender Brownies

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