Guilt-Free Dark Chocolate Brownies

Updated: Aug 12, 2018


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A Bombshell must always be prepared with a delicious, chocolaty treat. And we prefer one that will be friendly to our waistline, and all the work we do for the hormies 🙋‍


I LOVE adding protein, fiber, and healthy fats into my meals and snacks. They're my go-to to keep my hormones balanced.


Desserts are no different 😋


Thankfully, we can keep our hormones balanced while indulging in chocolate deliciousness.


With these Red Bean Dark Chocolate Brownies, you'll keep your blood sugar stable, enjoy a dessert lower in sugar, and reduce stress on your insides!

RED BEAN DARK CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

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SERVINGS: 12


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup red kidney beans

  • 3 tbsp dark chocolate powder

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (not the full fat version)

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (I like to use these from Good Life - dairy, soy, & gluten free)

  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar 

  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp of baking powder


ICING (optional):

  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk

  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp ghee


DIRECTIONS


For the beans:

1. Add 1 cup of water to a saucepan and bring to a boil.

2. Add 1 cup of red kidney beans.

3. Once boiling, lower heat, cover, and simmer for 60 minutes.


For the batter:

1. Once the beans are cooked, strain and transfer to a food processor.

2. Add all batter ingredients except chocolate chips.

3. Blend on high until mixed well.

4. Fold in chocolate chips.

5. Add batter to a greased 8x8 pan (I use coconut oil spray) and bake at 350 degrees for 16-18 minutes.


For the icing : 

1. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.

2. Stir continuously until ingredients are melted.

3. Pour over brownies after they've cooled for 10 minutes. 

4. Place in the refrigerator for everything to set.


**You can also simply top with extra dark chocolate chips like I did. Either way, these brownies are absolutely delicious and you won't taste the beans!


Pro Tip: Red beans are really high in fiber and protein, and are also considered a carbohydrate. To ensure my tummy doesn't get upset after a meal, I eat one of these afterwards dinner and count it as my carb for the meal. I also love to pair this with tea for a delicious mid-morning or afternoon snack!

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