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So-Good-For-You Black Bean Brownie Recipe

From: user 1.
Sent on: Thursday, December 27, 2012 2:27 PM

Here's the black bean brownie recipe I featured today on Denver's  9-News at 8:00.  Enjoy :)

So-Good-for-You Brownies
Makes 16 brownies

2 15-ounce cans low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup pitted dates
1 cup all-fruit raspberry jam
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray an 8x8-inch baking pan with 1/4 teaspoon of water.

Combine the black beans, dates, jam, and vanilla in a food processor and process until smooth. Add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt and process again.

Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top looks set. Remove from the oven and cool completely, then cut into 16 squares. The brownies will keep, refrigerated in a covered container, for up to 1 week.

Per serving (1/16 of recipe): 145 calories, 5 g of protein, 1 g total fat, 7% calories from fat, 8 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 110 mg sodium. Recipe from natural foods chef Christine Waltermyer, C.H.H.C.

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