Secretly Healthy Chocolate Brownies

The kids will never know that these actually contain butter beans, adding a kick of fibre and protein. Plus, they are lower in sugar than regular brownies and don’t contain any flour!

Prep Time

15 min

Cooking Time:

25 min

Good For:



About this Recipe

By: Stephanie Joyner

This recipe uses no flour, and is therefor gluten free!  Containng butter beans, which adds a kick of fibre and protein, as well as healthier alternatives to sugar, these brownies not only contain less sugar, they are healthier too.

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  • 1 can butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, more or less to taste

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Spray an 8x8-inch baking pan with non-grease spray.

Step 2

Place all ingredients, except the chocolate chips, into a food processor or blender. Process until completely smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add the chocolate chips and pulse about 5 times.

Step 3

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until edges are just browned and centre is still fudgy. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes before slicing into squares.

Serving Instructions

Serve immediately. 

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