Guilt-Free Chocolate Brownies

Guilt-free Chocolate Brownies

I had this crazy urge to bake something sweet this weekend, as I was about to prepare the pancake batter the sun came out.

I don’t know about you but I cannot bake or eat a pancake if the sun is shining, it is just totally wrong! Pancake is for cold and rainy days to be enjoyed under a blanket on the coach with a steaming mug of hot Coffee. So on that note I made Chocolate brownies instead.

This is probably the healthiest Chocolate brownies you will ever eat! This Brownie equals one slice of bread, so if you are watching your diet swap out a  1 x carb for this sweet treat.

Equals 24

1 can Butter beans (strained)

75 ml low-fat milk

2 apples peeled, grated

200 ml Cake flour

10 ml Baking powder

2,5 ml salt

100 ml cocoa powder

3 eggs

250 ml sugar

5 ml Vanilla essence / extract

+- 20 Pecan nuts

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees

Grease a medium oven dish with oil or cooking spray.

Whizz the drained butter beans with the milk in a food processor to a smooth paste.

In the meanwhile peel and grate 2 x apples. Cook in just enough water to cover the apples for +-15 minutes until soft. Strain over a sieve.

Add the apples to the bean mixture and pulse for another minute.

In a separate bowl sift the Cake flour, baking powder, salt and Cocoa.

In a separate bowl whisk the egg with an electric beater. Add the sugar bit by bit by the eggs, continue to whisk.

In a separate bowl mix half of the bean mixture half of the dry ingredients and half of the egg mixture together folding in carefully. Repeat with the remainder of the mixtures.

Add the nuts and the vanilla  to the mixture and mix through.

Bake  for 40-45 minutes until done.


8 thoughts on “Guilt-Free Chocolate Brownies

  1. I’ve never seen a sweet recipe with butter beans in before. I love the inventiveness of these brownies and especially as at the moment I want to make lots of cakes but don’t want to eat anything too sweet or unhealthy.


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