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Triple-Chocolate Brownies

Black Bleans Are the Secret Ingredient in This Low-Fat Version

Sarah Carey bakes vanilla cupcakes, chocolate brownies and gingerbread cakes.
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Enjoy Valentine's Day without doing damage to your waistline. Pur??ed black beans replace some of the butter used in these brownies. Their earthy flavor and dark color is a great match for chocolate.


  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for baking pan
  • 1/4 cup black beans, rinsed, drained, and pur??ed until completely smooth
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped (1/3 cup)
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg white
  • 11/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • Cooking Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350??. Lightly butter a 9-inch square baking pan and line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, bean pur??e, and chocolates and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring each time, until melted and smooth, about 2 minutes. Whisk in sugar, eggs and egg white, and vanilla until smooth.

    2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Stir into chocolate mixture until just combined. Pour batter into pan; smooth top. Bake until top is cracked and a toothpick inserted in center has moist crumbs attached, about 25 minutes (center will seem undercooked but will set further as it cools). Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Using parchment, lift brownie from pan and cut into 16 squares. (Store in an airtight container, up to 3 days.)


    Nut lovers can add ?? cup chopped walnuts to the brownies. Walnuts pack a good dose of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids as well as protein and fiber.

    Makes 16. Per Brownie: 155 cal; 7 g fat (4 g sat fat); 3 g protein; 24 g carb; 2 g fiber

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: black beans, chocolate, unsweeted cocoa powder, butter, eggs, sugar

    Course: Dessert

    More Info: Low Fat, Low Saturated Fat

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