Chocolate Chip Brownie with a Twist

Who does not love brownies?! Unfortunately traditional recipes are full of empty calories which could sabotage your efforts for a healthy lifestyle.

But don’t despair yet! PT & mom of two Adrianna has put together a healthier and less caloric version for you with her secret ingredient: black beans.

These brownies are yummilicious and they come out moist, dense, and with lots of chocolate flavor.


  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup of cacao nibs or chocolate chip
  • 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder (optional)




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8 pan.
  • Place beans in food processor and process until mashed.
  • Add eggs, vanilla, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, sugar and oil. Process until smooth.
  • Pour into pan and add cacao nibs or chocolate chips (leave some on top) Bake for 30 minutes.

Bon appetit!

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