Black Bean Avocado Brownies

Black Bean Avocado Brownies

 

BLACK BEAN AVOCADO BROWNIES

 

These are,  from now on my absolute favourite. The avocado really does it here. They’re so creamy and fudgy, yet cakey enough to have a decent non sticky bite. And so good for you.

Full of fibre and healthy fats and no refined sugar either. Can life get any better? Yes it can if you add chocolate chips, the big ones. Whoo hoo.

I know I’m a bit of a chocolate chip addict, but I just can’t imagine eating a brownie without chocolate chips. Life is all about balance. Super healthy brownies with a small amount of chocolate chips. That’s fine, really.

They’re simplicity itself to make, everything goes in the food processor, first the beans, then the melted coconut oil. Then you just keep on adding with the motor still running. Not the chips, they’re added after the processing.

 

Black Bean Avocado Brownies

Black Bean Avocado Brownies

Vegetarian 

Gluten free 

Refined sugar free 

 

Makes : 9 brownies


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 can of adzuki beans or black beans, drained
  • 4 tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 C. Xylitol  (or coconut sugar )
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 large avocado
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/3 C. large dark chocolate chips

Black Bean Avocado Brownies

Black Bean Avocado Brownies

METHOD:

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180° C/ 350° F
  2. Lightly oil a square baking 8 x 8 ” (20cm x 20 cm. ) dish and line with parchment paper, also lightly oil.
  3. Place beans, oil, and salt  in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients with the motor running, except the chocolate chips.
  4. Stir in  the chocolate chips with a spatula. Reserve some for the top.
  5. Pour the fudgy brownie batter in to the baking dish and sprinkle over some more chocolate  chips.
  6. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 25 minutes. Remove and place on a rack to cool. Lt cool completely before cutting into squares.

Enjoy!

Myra XO

BLACK BEAN AVOCADO BROWNIES

Black Bean Avocado Brownies

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9 thoughts on “Black Bean Avocado Brownies

  1. Mackenzie says:

    This is so crazy! I have heard about avocado brownies and lately have had a hankering to try them. I am making these ASAP!!!!!! Do you have a cookboook yet?!??

    • The Cooking spoon says:

      Thank you Mack. In our home they’re very popular and we like as much as regular brownies or more. I hope you do try them, I think you’ll like them ☺

    • The Cooking spoon says:

      Thank you Tracey, I figured if I’m going to make them healthy I might as well go all the way and use Avocado too ☺ They’re my favourite now.

    • The Cooking spoon says:

      I’m glad to hear that, thank you. The Avocado makes all the difference, it makes it so creamy, but still brownie-like. Thanks for stopping by Christina.

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