This week I’ve been craving brownies like crazy! Not only did I come up with a delicious, nutritious, totally clean, all natural, healthy, melt-in-your-mouth brownie recipe, but I also made 4 variations for you to try!
You can eat them plain (which tastes amazing! Even my sister liked them).
You can eat them with sliced strawberries (for a fruity burst).
You can eat them with sliced nuts (I used almonds).
You can eat them with clean peanut butter frosting (it’s only two ingredients and tastes great!).
No matter how you like your brownies, I’ve got the perfect clean brownie recipe right here!
(For 16 brownies)
- 1 (15 oz.) can of black beans, drained & rinsed
- 2 eggs
- 2.5 Tbs. olive oil
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Pour brownie mix into a greased 8×8 baking dish.
- Top with nuts if you’re making the nutty version.
- Bake for 25 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes before cutting or they will fall apart.
- At this point, you can add your sliced strawberries, frosting (recipe below), or peanut butter drizzle.
Combine 1/4 cup all natural peanut butter (crunchy or smooth) with 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt. Stir until completely blended and a fluffy consistency is reached. Spread on top! Be sure to keep them in the fridge if you frost them.
I hope you like these as much as I did! They’re great to take to a cookout to share with friends or just keep them all to yourself as a special treat!
Eating clean isn’t about counting calories, but I just had to share my findings on this! One of these brownies has about 67 calories, if you cut them into 16 servings. The average brownie has about 243 calories! Not only are these clean and healthy, but they’ll also save you a ton of empty calories.
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