100 Calorie Black Bean Brownies

Low-calorie protein brownies that actually amazing!? Yes, this is real life. No dreaming here. Amazing taste and texture and the last healthy brownie recipe you will ever need!

I have been working on perfecting this black bean brownie recipe for quite some time now. I have made multiple batches, changing the types and amounts of ingredients here and there. The brownies were always yummy, but I was chasing AMAZINGNESS. I mean, I was seeking “the last healthy brownie recipe you will ever need.”

I wouldn’t say I’m a perfectionist (most days at least ๐Ÿ˜† ), but I did want to make sure this recipe was stand-up level before posting. Multiple attempts later and stand-up level is HERE y’all.

What You Need

  • Black beans – and before you ask, no you do not taste them at all!
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Sugar free pancake syrup – I use Walden Farm’s or Cary’s brand. You can always use pure maple syrup too.
  • Egg
  • Almond milk – or any milk of choice
  • Protien Powder – I used PEScience frosted chocolate cupcake. You can use any flavor though! If you use another brand, just make sure it is a whey + casein blend as well.
    For all Pescience products, you can use code “LaurenFitFoodie” to save 15%.
  • Cocoa Powder – I love Hershey’s dark
  • Oat flour – I love the texture the oat flour brings, but you can substitute with all-purpose, almond, or gluten-free flour too.
  • Reduced-calorie hot cocoa mix – may sound odd, but the level of chocolateness this mix brings cannot be matched! A good sub for this would be sugar-free chocolate jello pudding mix. If you are looking to keep artificial sweeteners down, Simply Delish brand is amazing! But I still highly recommend the cocoa mix!

Why You’ll Love These Brownies

  • They are thick, dense and FUDGY, just like every brownie should be!
  • No hassle and easy to make – just all the ingredients into a food processor
  • Each brownie is only 100 calories
  • Packed with protein and fiber
  • They don’t taste healthy…at all. And you are sure to fool everyone ๐Ÿ˜‰

As always, if you try, tag me on Instagram (@LaurenFitFoodie), because I love seeing your yummy recreations!

Yield: 12

100 Calorie Black Bean Brownies

100 Calorie Black Bean Brownies

Low-calorie protein brownies that actually amazing!? Trust me, this is real life. No dreaming here. Amazing taste and texture and the last healthy brownie recipe you will ever need!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 15-oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained (230g once drained)
  • ยฝ cup (122g) canned pumpkin
  • ยฝ cup (120 mL) sugar-free pancake syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 scoops (65g) chocolate or vanilla protein powder
  • 3 tbsp (15g) Hershey's dark cocoa powder
  • ยฝ cup (60g) oat flour
  • 2 envelopes (22g) reduced-calorie hot chocolate mix
  • ยฝ tsp baking powder
  • ยผ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp zero-calorie granulated sweetener
  • 2 tbsp (30g) chocolate chips -mega, mini, normal whatever you like!

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray an 8x8 (or a 13x9) baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor, combine the black beans, pumpkin, syrup, egg, and almond milk, and blend until a smooth batter is formed.
  3. Add in the protein powder, cocoa powder, hot cocoa mix, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sweetener, and blend again until ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
  4. Pour the batter into the baking dish and sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly across. Bake for about 30 minutes. Be sure to watch carefully not to over-bake. Toothpick should come out mostly clean.
  5. Take out, and let cool. Enjoy warm or let sit in fridge overnight for even fudgier brownies! (10/10 would recommend eating chilled!)

Notes

MFP entry: Lauren Fit Foodie Black Bean Brownies

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Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 brownie (58g)

Amount Per Serving Calories 105Total Fat 2gCarbohydrates 14gProtein 9g

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54 Comments

  1. Lauren choices for healthy desserts are amazingly delicious ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ and is gonna be way better than eating a naughty dessert ๐Ÿ˜ˆ that could stop your progress.

  2. This is literally the exact recipe I needed. I’ve always been interested in black bean brownies but was always too scared to try. Trying these ASAP ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I am soooo excited to make these this weekend! Been craving chocolate and this is perfect!!!! Fabulous Macros and Great taste? Iโ€™m in!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜

  4. Girl these look phenomenal! Iโ€™ve made chickpea brownies one other time but your recipe looks so amazing. Iโ€™m going to hopefully try to make them this weekend !!

    • I love chickpea brownies too!! So awesome how you can sneak beans into a dessert right!? I can’t wait for you to try! (:

  5. I have always wanted to make black bean brownies! These look delicious and will be making them this week!! Love that theyโ€™re only 100 cal ๐Ÿ˜

  6. Putting these on my list! Think Iโ€™ll make some for my frens! They will knock their socks off…and they really like their socks! ๐Ÿ˜

  7. Would love to try these!!! Brownies are my weakness and these seem like the perfect healthy alternative! Iโ€™ve been skeptical of black bean brownies before but will definitely be making these soon!!

  8. Oh man, trying these ASAP! I will have to wait until my kids are in bed though because I don’t want to share. They are all mine!

    • Honestly I’m not so sure about black beans in my baked goods because I wouldnt want to taste the black beans but these look absolutely delicious and fudgy! I trust you and your recipes so I’m gonna try them out this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. so excited to try these !! iโ€™m always looking for desserts that are naturally gluten free so this is perfect!

  10. These brownies are incredible and you canโ€™t even taste the black beans in them! When non vegetable eating college students go for seconds you know itโ€™s good! Thanks Lauren for the amazing recipe!

  11. Honestly Iโ€™m not so sure about black beans in my baked goods because I wouldnt want to taste the black beans but these look absolutely delicious and fudgy! I trust you and your recipes so Iโ€™m gonna try them out this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Has anyone made them with vanilla protein powder Instead of chocolate? I want to try these tonight, but not sure if it will taste as chocolatey as it needs to! It will probably still be good, I love my sweets!

  13. Have you ever thought about writing an e-book or guest authoring on other sites?
    I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and would
    love to have you share some stories/information. I know my viewers would enjoy your work.
    If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e mail.

  14. Yum I made these today and they are seriously so good!!! Way better than I was expecting, taste just like a regular brownie I am gonna have to try not to eat the whole pan

  15. I just made these last night and I put low fat sugar free vanilla frozen yogurt. It just made it perfect!

  16. These are AMAZING! So delicious! The consistency is amazing and the times I have made these they didnโ€™t last longer than like 2 days. Highly recommend

  17. I made these today and they are the bomb! I could literally eat the entire batch. I used the peanut butter cup PEScience instead and holy moly๐Ÿ˜ Youโ€™re the best Lauren!!

  18. I have all the ingredients except oat flour–but I do have whole wheat flour–do you think that would work?
    I’m excited to try these!

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