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Healthy Brownies | High-Protein Black Bean Brownies

Healthy Brownies | High-Protein Black Bean Brownies
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert4 years ago
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We know what you’re thinking… beans don’t belong in brownies, right? Wrong.

You may be slightly hesitant about the ingredient list, but trust us, it’ll only take one bite for you to realise that these brownies are completely delicious.

We have Ellie Hoad (aka. ellena_fit) to thank for this simple recipe, and boy is it a good one.

By swapping bananas for refined sugar, she’s made sure these brownies are naturally sweet and gooey, plus the addition of black beans means that they’re also high in protein. A super-tasty way to top up on your daily intake.

She’s also used ground almonds instead of flour, so they’re great for those who are gluten intolerant.

Give them a go now!

Makes 9




1) Preheat oven to 180°C.

2) Add all of the ingredients apart from the Protein Chocolate to a food processor and blend until you get a smooth brownie batter. Depending on how ripe your bananas are, you may need to add a splash of milk to the mix if it’s too thick.

3) Chop the Protein Chocolate up into chunks, add to your brownie batter and stir them through.

4) Spoon the mixture out into a pre-lined baking tin and smooth so that it’s evenly spread throughout the tin.

5) Add some more Protein Chocolate chunks to the top of your mixture to finish it off, then place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

6) Remove from the oven and let cool before slicing up into 9 squares. Enjoy!

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Nutritional info per serving:

Total Fat21g
Total Carbohydrates19g
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert
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Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.