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Healthy, High Protein Chocolate Brownies

by allara (follow)
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These brownies use no flour, sugar or butter so you can indulge in some of these guilt free. I know adding kidney beans into brownies seems very odd, but I can guarantee they still satisfy a chocolate lover (like me) and are moist and gooey inside.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-18 minutes
Makes: 12-15 small servings

400g red kidney beans (rinsed well and drained)
125g dark chocolate (chopped)
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup maple syrup (can also use agave or honey)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp protein powder
Pinch of salt

The ingredients

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
Grease a 20x30cm pan with oil or butter and line with baking paper.

Greased pan

Add all the ingredients into a food processer or a blender.

Ready to blend

Blend together until you get a really smooth texture. This may take 5-10 minutes to ensure the texture is smooth, depending on the quality of your food processer.

Suggestion: at this step you can stir in extra ingredients. Try peanut butter, walnuts or extra choc chips.

Pour the brownie mixture into the prepared pan and tap on the bench to ensure a consistent thickness throughout the pan.

Ready to go into the oven

Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes and then set aside to cool for at least 10 minutes to allow the brownies to set on the inside.

Cut brownies into squares (or rectangles if you wish) and enjoy.


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How awesome!!! Will have to try this out
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