Black Bean Brownie Bites

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This recipe makes 36 servings
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This healthy twist on a classic brownie recipe was suggested by a devoted South Beach dieter. It substitutes fiber-rich black beans and heart-healthy olive oil for the usual butter. When Dr. Agatston (a known chocolate lover) sampled the brownies, he was surprised by how moist and delicious they were and was delighted to learn that beans were the "secret ingredient." You can serve the brownies hot from the pan or at room temperature.


  • cooking spray
    coat baking dish
  • 14 ounce(s) beans, black
    drained and rinsed
  • 4 large egg(s)
  • 2 tablespoon oil, olive, extra-virgin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup(s) sugar substitute
  • 3 tablespoon cocoa powder, unsweetened
    preferably dark
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 36 small nuts, pecans
    halves or walnut pieces (about 1.5 oz)


  • 1

    Heat the oven to 350°F. Lightly coat an 8" x 8" baking pan with cooking spray. In a blender or food processor, combine the beans, eggs, oil, vanilla, sugar substitute, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Process until smooth.

  • 2

    Pour the batter into the pan and arrange the nuts in even rows, 6 across and 6 down. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cut into 36 squares with a nut piece in the center of each.

  • Nutrition information is per brownie. Enjoy up to 3 per serving.
Nutritional Information Amount Per Serving
  • Calories34
  • Total Fat2g
  • Saturated Fat0.4g
  • Sodium66mg
  • Carbohydrates3g
  • Dietary Fiber1g
  • Protein1g
  • Cholesterol21mg
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