Kidney Bean Brownies

Super moist and chocolatey

a photo of fudgy protein brownies made with kidney beans
Goal muscle_building
Total time 40 mins
Difficulty Easy
Nutritional value (per portion)
kcal 150
Protein 9 g
Fat 8 g
CARBOHYDRATES 8 g
Ingredients …

1 Person

You will need

The whole batch of protein brownies has 902 kcal. One brownie is 150 kcal.
1 can kidney beans
30 g cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
70 g stevia or erythritol
1 pinch salt
50 ml water (or espresso)
optional 30g chocolate chips

Kidney Bean Brownies

Super moist and chocolatey

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Allow us to introduce the best recipe for kidney bean protein brownies! The best part about them is that they have all the taste of classic, fudgy brownies – but are made using only healthy ingredients. Want in on the secret? It’s kidney beans. You can’t taste them, and yet, they’re what make these brownies so fudgy. This recipe uses no flour, no sugar, and no eggs. That also plays out in the nutrition facts! 1 piece is only 150 calories. Whether it’s a snack or for a guilt-free dessert: watch out, these treats will get you hooked!

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 180° C.
  • Drain the kidney beans in a sieve and rinse well with fresh water.
  • Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend to a smooth batter. Occasionally scrape the mix down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Blend until totally smooth.
  • Grease a 20x20 baking dish or line it with parchment paper. Pour the batter into the baking dish and smooth the top with a spatula. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. The protein brownies will still be soft when hot, but will firm up as they cool.
  • Don't cut the brownies until they have fully cooled! Once cool, cut into pieces. They can be stored in the fridge and taste even better the next day.
  • Enjoy!

Our Tip

You can switch out the kidney beans for canned chickpeas or pureed cooked sweet potatoes. We've tried both and can confirm they're both just as delicious!
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