White Bean Brownies + More Healthy Chocolate Recipes

Nov 29 2018
One of the easiest ways to boost the nutrition content of your baked goods and cut down on the flour is to add beans! This recipe is fool-the-family good… It’s so delicious, they’ll NEVER guess it’s good for them! Try it and see…

Hungry Girl's Healthy Secret-Ingredient Fudge Brownies Recipe

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1/9th of pan (1 brownie): 107 calories, 2g total fat (1g sat fat), 190mg sodium, 23g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 5.5g protein

Freestyle
SmartPoints® value 2*

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

Cool: 1 hour

Ingredients:

One 15-oz. can cannellini (white kidney) beans, drained and rinsed

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup canned pure pumpkin

1/4 cup (about 2 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

1/4 cup whole-wheat flour

1/4 cup Truvia spoonable no-calorie sweetener (or another natural brand that’s about twice as sweet as sugar)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3/4 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

3 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8” X 8” baking pan with nonstick spray.

Place all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor. Puree until completely smooth and uniform.

Fold in 1 tbsp. chocolate chips. Spread mixture into the baking pan, and smooth out the top.

Evenly top with remaining 2 tbsp. chocolate chips, and lightly press into the batter.

Bake until a toothpick (or knife) inserted into the center comes out mostly clean, 25 - 30 minutes.

Let cool completely, about 1 hour.

MAKES 9 SERVINGS

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