Black Bean Avocado Fudge Brownies

In the constant search for cleaner tasty treats to help satisfy cravings when they hit yet stay on the more protein and less fat/junk side of life… These babies are a great middle ground! Lots of good protein, yet a nice rich chocolatey taste. The recipe comes from Ambitious Kitchen. (Total props here!!!) Hope you all enjoy, and if you do let us and AK know!


  • 1 – 15 oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 of a large extra ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon olive or canola oil
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (important to use a VERY good quality powder!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar OR 1/4 cup brown sugar sustitute, such as Splenda brown sugar blend
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips of choice, plus 2 tablespoons for topping


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 8×8 inch baking pan.
    2. Place all ingredients besides chocolate chips into blender or food processor. Process or puree until ingredients form a smooth batter. If the batter is WAY too thick and won’t process then add in a teaspoon or two of water. This batter needs to be very thick in order to produce fudgy brownies. Add in 1/3 cup chocolate chips and fold into batter.
    3. Pour batter into prepared pan, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of remaining chocolate chips. You can also fold in nuts or swirl in peanut butter. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out somewhat clean and top of the brownies begin to crack.
    4. Cool pan completely on wire rack then cut into twelve delicious squares.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 brownie (1/12th of recipe Calories: 124 Fat: 4.6g Carbohydrates: 18.5g Sugar: 9.9g Fiber: 3.5g Protein: 4.7g

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