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Avocado Black Bean Brownie Bites

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Oct 16, 2018

Avocado Black Bean Brownie Bites
Photo Credit: Adam Valencia/LIVESTRONG.COM
  1. PREP
  2. 15 m
  • COOK
  • 20 m
  • TOTAL
  • 35 m

Looking for a healthier version of rich chocolate brownies? Look no further than these Avocado Black Bean Brownie Bites. Featuring avocados, black beans, and almond butter, this breakfast is packed with fiber and healthy fats, guaranteed to keep you full until the next meal.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 5

  • 1 fruit without skin and seed Avocados, raw, California
  • 15 oz Canned Black Beans, Reduced Sodium
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp Almond Butter, Creamy, Lightly Toasted Unsweetened & Salt Free
  • 3 Large Eggs, Grade A
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

DIRECTIONS

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tin.
2 Place avocado in food processor and process until completely smooth. Then add black beans, melted coconut oil, and almond butter to food processor and blend until smooth.
3 Add eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla extract back to the bowl with black beans. Process until combined. Add baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder and process until just combined.
4 If desired, add dark chocolate chips or nuts and stir to incorporate.
5 Spoon about 1-2 tablespoons of brownie batter into each cup of the muffin pan.
6 Bake for 12 minutes, until tops of brownie bites start to look dry.
7 Allow brownies to cool in the muffin pan for 10 minutes. Gently run a thin, sharp knife around the edge of each brownie bite to loosen, then carefully lift each brownie bite of the cup.
8 For extra flavor, top with dark chocolate chips, cacao nibs, carob chips or sliced almonds.