- 1 can (15.5 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup granular sugar substitute
- 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably dark
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 36 small pecan halves or walnut pieces (about 1.5 oz.)
Makes 36 Brownies (3 per serving)
- Heat the oven to 350 F. Lightly coat an 8 X 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
- In a blender or food processor, combine the beans, eggs, oil, vanilla, sugar substitute, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Process until smooth.
- Scrape the batter into the pan and arrange the nuts in even rows, 6 across and 6 down. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cut into 36 squares with a nut piece in the center of each.
WW POINTS VALUE: 1 pt.
Note: This recipe appears in the South Beach Diet Super Quick Cookbook. This is a healthy twist on brownies and it was different. Apparently, this version of a brownie recipe was suggested by a devoted South Beacher. The olive oil is used in place of the butter and the black beans are used in place of flour and milk for more fiber. This a was different kind of brownie but you should only eat this for sacrifice because I thought they were a little too mushy for my taste.