The Healthiest Brownies On Earth!

Healthy Vegan Brownies

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a good brownie. It’s everyones favorite decadent chocolate treat that seems to just melt in your mouth with every chewy bite. Most brownies are not very healthy though. They are either made with gluten, eggs, butter and even milk sometimes.

Today I am going to teach you how to make flourless brownies that have no oil, refined sugar or animal products in them. Lets get started!

The Healthiest Brownies On Earth!

Healthy Vegan Brownies

By Hannah Howlett

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Published : February 14th 2017

Description : I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a good brownie. It’s everyones favorite decadent chocolate treat that seems to just melt in your mouth with every chewy bite. Most brownies are not very healthy though. They are either made with gluten, eggs, butter and even milk sometimes.

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Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed well)
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted (you can also use 1/4 c sugar if you don’t have dates)
  • 1/2 c cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 flax egg – 1 tbsp ground flax – 3 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Make your flax egg by combining 1 tbsp ground flax with 3 tbsp water, mix and set aside.
  2. Next take your drained beans, medjool dates, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and water and blend until smooth. If you are having trouble blending, add in 1-2 tbsp more water until it is smooth.
  3. Next add in your flax egg and baking powder and blend again. Pour batter into a non-stick brownie pan (you can use a muffin pan as well) and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Check at 20 minutes to see if the top is brown and slightly firm. If it is still really soft continue baking 5 more minutes or until done.
  4. Take brownies out of the oven and let sit for 20 minutes until you cut and serve.

Bon appétit!!

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About Hannah

I have lost over 50 pounds following a whole foods plant based diet (188-135) and I have shared that entire journey on my YouTube channel. My main focus is helping people achieve their best health through both mind and body. I focus on eating whole foods in their least processed state. I make Q&A weight loss videos, what I eat videos, and I have written 3 recipe books to showcase delicious recipes to assist with weight loss and beautiful photography.

13 thoughts on “The Healthiest Brownies On Earth!

  1. This looks amazing! I really struggle processing the beans because my food processor is really bad. What can I do about it? Thanks xX

  2. I’m so gonna make these. I’ve made a few vegan brownies for friends recently but the recipe called for loads of oil. I managed to replace half of that with tofu but I’m liking the look of these.

  3. Just made these tonight and they were delicious– you couldn’t even taste the black bean! I added some vegan dark chocolate chips for an extra kick, but they don’t need it!

  4. These were delicious and super chocolatey! Quite crumbly, but that might have been because I went with the granulated sugar option as I’ve run out of dates. I will definitely make them again 🙂

  5. I tried these and they didn’t get firm. I may have added too much water in the food processor to get the batter smooth. I also used yogurt in place of the flax egg. Any tips?

    1. The yogurt was likely the issue. The flax egg acts as a binder much like real eggs would in a non-vegan recipe. Hope you have better results if you try this again.

  6. I tried these today, the taste was amazing; however they did not firm up. The top got crunchy, but the rest was almost like a think pudding. What could I have done wrong? I did mix in my vitamix till smooth.

    1. I had the same thing! My only deviation from the recipe was because I only had 8 dates instead of 10, so added a little date sugar as well. The tops were dark and almost overdone while the middle was mushy. Still tasty, though.

  7. Looks great! Will be trying soon.

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    Don’t let the price deter you.bit st 17 years is worth every penny. Ive had mine for almost 17 years and it’s going strong.

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