These are quite possibly the best thing I have made all year!
Quick and easy to make with ingredients you most likely already have laying around the kitchen. Fudgey, chocolatey goodness while also being low in sugar and high in protein and fiber. They’re also vegan, gluten-free, and made with less than 10 ingredients!
One 15 oz. can black beans (drained and rinsed)
4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tbsp coconut oil
3/4 cup brown sugar (or cane sugar)
3 pasture-raised eggs (or 3 flax egg alternatives)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Optional: walnuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit, coconut flakes, etc.
This recipe makes 24 mini muffins, 12 regular muffins, or one 8×8 baking pan
Throw all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth!
And that’s it! Its so easy to make!!
I have made the recipe using flax eggs (flax meal mixed in water) and also with regular eggs and they both turn out amazing! If anything the only difference I noticed was that the vegan ones taste even more fudgey and they don’t rise quite as well as the ones with egg.
I also prefer to use a blender rather than a food processor because then you can just pour the batter right into the pan!
You can use a mini muffin tin to make about 24 muffins, a regular muffin tin to make about 12 muffins, or a 8×8 baking pan to make about 10 slices.
Lightly coat your muffin tin (I used a tiny amount of coconut oil) and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mini muffins will bake for about 10-12 minutes, regular muffins 20-25 minutes, and 8×8 baking pan about 30-40 minutes or until you can touch the tops and they feel slightly firm and a toothpick comes out clean!
If you want them extra fudgey just take them out earlier!
Let them cool and then indulge! 😉
* I did notice that even when greasing the pan the brownies tend to stick to the sides (since you’e using beans instead of flour the batter is much stickier) so I would suggest using paper cup liners to make it easier to remove them from the pan!
5.0 g protein
13.0 g carbs
6.0 g fat
5.2 g fiber
2.4 g sugar
* One serving would be equivalent to two mini muffins, one regular sized muffin, or one brownie slice
(Nutrition info based off of brownie recipe made with eggs and added walnuts and chocolate chips)