Low Carb, Healthy Diabetes Recipes: Black Bean Brownies

///Low Carb, Healthy Diabetes Recipes: Black Bean Brownies
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Type 1 or 2 Diabetes? Enjoy These Healthy, Low Carb Recipes That Are Also Delicious!

Jenny of Integrated Diabetes Services dishes up a favorite low-carb desert!

Who doesn’t love a nice fudgy brownie? I haven’t met many people who wouldn’t take chocolate as a treat in one form or another. To make these a bit healthier as well as much friendlier for blood glucose control, you’d be surprised what you can do with a bean!

Black bean brownies are a wonderful way to transition the traditional chocolate brownie into a healthier option. Black beans are wonderful to use in substitution for flour in some recipes and they have a mild flavor that gets lost in the baked good, they offer a creamy quality and are full of protein and fiber.

Black Bean Brownies:

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 large eggs or Flax eggs (2Tbsp Flaxmeal, 6Tbsp warm water)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ? cup coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided (or for lower carb, use the Lily’s Sweets Stevia sweetened Baking chips –  http://lilyssweets.com/baking-chips/)

** To change flavor of brownies, consider adding peanut butter powder or peppermint essential oil to the recipe (4 drops oil or ¼ cup PB powder). Another option is to use Cannellini beans in place of black beans and add in blueberries, lemon extract, and eliminate the cocoa powder.


Instructions: 

  1. Set oven to 350° F.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a high power blender or a food processor, except for the chocolate chips. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour batter into 8×8-inch baking pan (glass works better than metal) and stir in 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
  4. Top the batter with the other ¼ cup chocolate chips.
  5. Bake in oven for 30-35 min (depending on oven) – toothpick inserted should come out clean.
  6. Allow to cool in pan and cut into 16 portions.

Nutritional Facts:

  1. Nutrition facts:

    Calories with eggs, regular chocolate chips: 144kcal, Fat – 7g, Protein – 3g, Carbs – 18g, Fiber – 2g

    Calories with Flaxmeal and Lily’s stevia chocolate chips: 111kcal, Fat – 6g, Protein – 2g, Carbs – 15g, Fiber – 3g

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