Healthy Brownies (Yay!)

Healthy Brownies Recipe

These HEALTHY BROWNIES are absolutely delicious! (Hover mouse over image to Pin)

Healthy Snacks for Kids by The Dessert AngelEveryone loves brownies, or at least everyone who is clinically SANE lol.

I’ve got just a little bit of a sweet tooth and I may have to start going to the CA meetings soon (Choco-holics Anonymous).

These brownies are so moist and chocolate-y but best of all, they’re actually GOOD FOR YOU unlike most sugar and white flour loaded brownies you’ll find.

Plus, they’re gluten-free if you’re celiac or  intolerant to gluten and nut-free, so you won’t get in trouble if you pack them into a school lunch… But you may just want to eat them all yourself. 😉

Here’s the recipe, give it a shot – you’ll never go back once you’ve tried it once:

Healthy Brownies

Makes 8 Servings


  • 1 cup canned or cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup soaked pitted dates, finely chopped (about 12-14)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp dark chocolate chips


  1. Soak dates for 1-2 hours until soft, but not mushy, drain and chop finely
  2. Preheat oven to 350F
  3. Rinse and drain the black beans well
  4. Add all ingredients except for chocolate chips in blender and blend until very smooth
  5. Stir in chocolate chips
  6. Pour batter into rectangular loaf pan that has been brushed with butter or olive oil and lined with parchment paper
  7. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes, do not overcook
  8. Brownies are ready when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean
  9. Cool and then cut into squares

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