I’ve been wanting to try this recipe I found on the Meal Makeover Mom’s blog for some time now. I don’t usually “healthify” dessert but these sound so intriguing. I have to admit, my chocolate-loving husband was skeptical.
And they turned out great. My kids couldn’t get enough and they hit the spot. Of course, they’re not healthy just because they have black beans. But they add some fiber and nutrients to a tasty dessert.
- 15-ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 large eggs
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- ⅔ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Coat an 8x8-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- Pulse the beans in a food processor until smooth. Add the eggs, oil, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt and process until smooth.
- Add ⅓ cup of the chips and pulse a few times until the chips are blended in.
- Pour the batter into the pan and smooth with a spatula, and sprinkle with the remaning ⅓ cup chocolate chips.
- Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Let cool in the pan before cutting.
For more easy recipes and tips on how to serve meals to kids, check out Maryann’s book The Family Dinner Solution: How to Create a Rotation of Dinner Meals Your Family Will Love