Saturday, April 23, 2011

Healthy Brownies

Just made the Whole Foods Market recipe for Flourless Brownies. 
These are fast and easy to make, put everything in the food processor and mix.  Wait til you see what the secret ingredient is, WOW, really amazing.  Who would think they are getting some veggies in their brownie treatTo top it off, they are wheat free, low sodium, and vegetarian.  Granted, they aren't as decadent as your typical brownie, but they still taste good, and both your calorie count and your conscience are a lot lighter for it.

Flourless Brownies  from Whole Foods Market  Makes 16

No one will ever guess the secret ingredient in this recipe: black beans!


1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed  

3 large eggs 

1/3 cup melted butter, more for the baking dish

1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cane sugar
1/2 cup gluten-free semi-sweet chocolate chips -
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts 

Note: I didn't use gluten free extract or chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Butter an 8-inch baking pan. Place the black beans, eggs, melted butter, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Remove the blade and gently stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Bake the brownies for 30 to 35 minutes, or until just set in the center. Cool before cutting into squares.


Per serving (1 brownie/about 2oz/60g-wt.): 160 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 50mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 17g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 4g protein

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