Black Bean Brownies and Daily Workout

Remember the Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownie Recipe?  Today I want to share the healthier alternative! I love to have dessert. Because my culinary background is Classical French and Southern Comfort Food, where almost everything has butter, flour, cream or sugar.
Having a healthy alternative that doesn’t break the Caloric Bank is a necessity!

Black Bean Brownies! No flour, No dairy, gluten free, not too much to feel guilty about here! I used Truvia Baking Blend Sweetener in place of any sugar. This was my first time using this product. I would definitely use it again for this type of recipe.

Don’t these look like they’re bad for you? I love that!

Yield 9 brownies baked in an 8×8 pan
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
*Use parchment paper to line your pan or coat your pan with a good non stick spray.*
Here is how it’s done:
Ingredients
1 15.5 oz can low sodium black beans, rinsed
2 eggs
1/4 plus 2 tbsp Truvia baking blend sweetener
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp almond or peanut butter, preferably unsweetened
1 tbsp almond milk
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips to sprinkle on top
This is a simple preparation. Use a blender or a food processor and place all the ingredients in, but reserve the last 1/3 cup of chocolate chips. Blend until smooth.
Pour into your prepared pan.

 

Sprinkle the 1/3 cup of reserved chocolate chips on top of brownie batter. Half way through baking you can spread the melted chocolate chips over the top.
That’s what I did!
Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool before cutting into squares.
I recommend using a food processor as opposed to a blender.
Nutritional Information
Per serving
125 calories
5.5 g fat
4 g protein
16.6 g carbs
Here’s the workout for today from Bender Fitness.
We did this 2 times through with a 5 minute warm up and then a cool down and stretch.
No equipment needed.
We ended up going for a 30 minute run yesterday. Everyone has their own struggle with running or any exercise for that matter. Sometimes it’s just that you don’t want to do it. This happens to me at times. However, I have never worked out and then said, “Wow, I wish I hadn’t done that!” It’s exactly the opposite. Each time I make the effort, I am tired at the end, but so very glad that I DID IT!
We love hearing from you! Leave your comments and let us know what recipes you have tried!
Melody