Healthy Vegan Brownies
Super fudgy and packed full of nutritious protein, these healthy vegan black bean brownies are the perfect healthy snack to enjoy before or after your workout, or just because you deserve a little treat!
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 cup water
- 200 g /7oz black beans cooked and drained
- 100 g /3.5oz chopped avocado flesh from about 1 medium-size avocado
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350F/175C and line an 8"x8" baking tray with parchment paper. Grind the chia seeds into a powder in your NutriBullet or other high-speed blender and pour in the water. Leave to sit for 10 minutes to thicken.
Add the rest of the ingredients into the NutriBullet and blend until you've got a smooth batter.
Pour the batter into the lined baking tray and bake for 20 minutes, until the tops of the brownies are just starting to dry out and become firm.
Transfer the brownies to a wire rack and leave to cool to room temperature for around 30 minutes before chilling in the fridge for at least 4 hours then slicing into 9 and serving.
These brownies are definitely best eaten cold straight from the fridge.
If you slice the brownies up into individual servings and wrap them in plastic wrap, they will keep perfectly well in the fridge for up to one week or in the freezer of up to six months.
You can also halve the recipe, bake it in a 5"x5" tin for 15 minutes and slice into 4 brownies if you want a smaller batch.