Healthy brownie recipe
Full of fiber and protein. Easy to make. Perfect healthy vegan black bean brownies to have in the morning with coffee or as an afternoon snack. Kid friendly. Can be made gluten free.
I try not to get too caught up in vegan health perfection. I love taking the time to enjoy food just for the sake of it, and not trying to make every single meal as healthy as it could possibly be.
That’s exhausting and not sustainable in my opinion.
There is definitely a time and a place for vegan treats and junk food.
It’s good to eat mostly healthy, but making time for treats once in a while will help you stay vegan long term. It helps you to not fall into the obsessive, exhausting pit of “perfection”.
That being said, I made these healthy vegan black bean brownies because I wanted a brownie that I could eat with my morning coffee on a regular basis. And it’s probably not a good idea to eat the full, decadent version of a brownie every week.
I wanted a brownie that would make me feel good if I ate it in the morning and didn’t give me a stomach ache after.
So, these vegan black bean brownies were born.
Black beans add a shit ton of fiber and protein into these brownies. The peanut butter in these also ups the protein! When people ask “where do you get your protein” just tell them “from brownies” LOL!
The black beans also add a nice denseness and moistness to these vegan brownies.
So, grab a nice cup of coffee and your journal and enjoy these brownies on a weekend morning when you have time to sit back and soak it all up.
When you’re done trying this recipe, check out my fudgy sweet potato brownies
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Healthy vegan black bean brownies
- 15 oz black beans – drained and rinsed
- 1 cup coconut sugar has fiber so won’t spike your blood sugar as quickly
- ⅓ cup oat flour – or whole wheat flour
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup soymilk
- ⅓ cup peanut butter if you get the cup wet before putting peanut butter in, it makes it easier to spoon this out
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 pinch salt
- ½ cup non-dairy chocolate chips
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- In a food processor, process all ingredients except for chocolate chips
- Add more soymilk if needed but not too much
- Fold in chocolate chips
- Oil or line a 9×9″ pan
- Place brownie mixture in pan
- Bake for 20-25 minutes. Check with a toothpick
- It will firm up as it sits in pan and cools