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Triple Chocolate Surprise Brownies

triple-chocolate-surprise-brownies Quentin Bacon

Ingredients

  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup thawed and squeezed dry frozen spinach
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 3 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

Preparation


Preheat oven to 350°. Put black beans, olive oil, spinach, applesauce, eggs, egg yolk, sugar, cocoa, and espresso powder in a food processor; pulse for 1 minute or until smooth. Microwave bittersweet chocolate and butter in a glass bowl, stirring every 30 seconds or until smooth; cool for 5 minutes. Add chocolate, vanilla extract, and salt to processor; pulse to blend. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in flour and mini chocolate chips. Pour into an oiled 9- x 13-inch pan; top with chopped pecans. Bake for 25-30 minutes; cool for 15 minutes.


  • Yield: Makes 18 servings (serving size: 1 brownie)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 153
Fat per serving: 8g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrate per serving: 20g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 39mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 92mg
Calcium per serving: 22mg

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