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Black Bean & Avocado Gluten-free Protein Brownies

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If you’ve never tried black bean brownies, you must! Seriously, they are so soft, moist, and chocolate-y with the nutritional benefit of fiber and many vitamins and minerals, and I promise you won’t even notice the beans!


¼ cup Butter, melted
2 oz Coconut oil
¼ cup Maple syrup
1 Avocado
1 12-oz can Black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 cup Whey protein powder (chocolate or cookies & cream)
¼ cup Almond meal/flour
½ cup Flaxseed, ground
½ cup Cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1 dash Salt
1/3 cup Stevia, powdered
6 oz Semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Grease a 9″x13″ baking pan with cooking spray or butter.
  3. Add butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, avocado, black beans, and vanilla extract into a blender or food processor and blend/process until smooth.
  4. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
  5. In a medium bowl, add protein powder, almond flour, flaxseed, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and stevia.
  6. Mix dry ingredients until well-combined.
  7. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
  8. Mix in chocolate chips until well-dispersed throughout the batter.
  9. Pour batter into greased pan and bake for 20-30 minutes.
  10. Check brownies with a toothpick at 20 minutes and continue checking every 2-3 minutes after until toothpick comes out clean or with minimal residue.
  11. Let cool for 20 minutes, then cut into desired number of pieces and enjoy!

Makes 20 brownies.

Nutrition Facts (1 brownie): kcals: 164, total fat: 10 g, sat fat: 6 g, MUFA: 1 g, PUFA: 1 g, cholesterol: 16 mg, sodium: 254 mg, potassium: 91 mg, carbohydrate: 14 g, fiber: 2 g, sugar: 8 g, protein: 7 g

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