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Black bean brownies with flaxseed – high protein brownies

I never imagined that I could get 13% of my iron intake and 18% of my required dietary fiber intake plus 4g of my recommended protein intake by eating a delicious chewy, chocolatey brownie.  But it is possible with these black bean brownies!

Here are some Tipps for this black bean brownies recipe:

I’ve tried making these brownies by soaking black beans overnight.  The brownies were good – but using canned black beans is better.  My soaked black beans also smelled like black beans when I tasted them (before baking) and I didn’t like that much.  Getting the smooth consistency was also easier with canned beans.

Don’t add too much liquid.  2 tablespoons of soy milk is enough.

Vanilla extract and cocoa powder are a must – just as much as the dark chocolate sprinkled on the brownie.

Allow the brownies to fully cool before eating.  I know you will be tempted, but the flavor changes completely – more chocolatey.

I baked these in a 23 cm X 23 cm cake pan.  I would have preferred a pan that is 15cm or max 20 cm, to give me slightly thicker brownies.   Using a 15 cm cake pan you get 9 thick, delicious brownies (2″ square brownies) at each 187 calories.

 

black bean brownies

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Black bean brownies with flaxseed - high protein brownies Yum
Get 13% of your recommended iron intake and 18% of your dietary fiber intake plus 4g of protein with these black bean brownies.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 0 minutes
Servings
People (2" brownie)
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 0 minutes
Servings
People (2" brownie)
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash and rinse canned beans.
  2. Combine cocoa powder, flaxseed, vegetable oil and vanilla extract.
  3. In a blender, blend black beans until smooth (2 - 3 minutes).
  4. Add cocoa powder/flaxseed mix and blend.
  5. Add maple syrup (or agave), then soy milk. Blend then add to pan.
  6. Add small chunks of dark chocolate on top of brownie batter.
  7. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes at 180 degrees Celcius.
  8. Wait until brownies have fully cooled before enjoying.
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