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!

Published by Miranda

MSc Nutrition graduate with several years of experience in running a nutrition and wellbeing blog as well as Dubai's first Health Coach professional development community. Passionate about health promotion & education and currently pursuing Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) board certification. Holds diplomas in culinary nutrition, life coaching, public relations as well as a bachelor's degree in Communication and Media Studies. Speaks English, Italian, Russian, and Bulgarian. Contact me at:

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