Black Bean Brownies

Yesterday I was craving chocolate and what better way to eat some chocolate is to also eat brownies. Well I heard about this recipe a while ago on Dr. Oz and I thought I would give it a try. YUMMY!!!

On the Dr. Oz website you will find it as Kim’s Midnight Brownie Recipe. Who is Kim? Kim Benson has her own cool website where she tells how she lost 212 lbs. She has some recipes and a store with really cool stuff. The recipe of these brownies on her website is different from the Dr. Oz one.

Brownies

Ingredients

1, 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

½ cup agave syrup

½ cup whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

½ cup egg whites

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa

2 tsp vanilla (I didn’t have any and skipped this)

1 tsp baking powder

6 tbsp mini semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

In a food processor, mix all brownie ingredients (except chips) together. Chop on high, until smooth. Clean off sides and blend for another 20 seconds. Add the chips in and stir well. Spread into the 8×8 baking dish. Preheat oven to 350º. Cook for 20 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for about 1 hour in dish at room temperature.

Frosting

Ingredients

6 oz fat-free cream cheese

¼ cup agave syrup

2 tbsp vanilla extract (didn’t  have any so I skipped this)

2 tbsp semisweet mini chocolate chips, melted.

Directions

With a whisk attachment on an electric beater and blend all ingredients until light and fluffy. Spread evenly over the top of the cooled brownies. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the 2 tbsp of chips. Using a spoon, swirl the chocolate on top. Allow it to set in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy. Don’t forget to have seconds!

I made this yesterday and the are already half gone. The husband loves them and I would not tell him what is in it until he finished his first piece. It did not scare him away and he came back for more. Trust me they are soooo GOOD and healthy!

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