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Black Bean Brownies

Not only will this tasty, moist and delicious treat satisfy your sweet tooth, it is also low in fat and salt, and a heart healthy snack you’ll want to share.  Plus, it’s super easy (but no one has to know).


1 box of low fat brownie mix

1 15-ounce can (no salt added) black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup of water

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper


  1. Place brownie mix in medium mixing bowl.
  2. In blender or food processor, puree black beans and water until smooth.
  3. Add bean mixture, cinnamon, vanilla and cayenne pepper to brownie mix. Mix well.
  4. Bake according to package directions on the brownie mix. Once cooled, cut into 18 equal squares.

Nutritional Information:

Per brownie:  121 calories; Total Fat:  2 grams; Total Carbs: 25 grams;  Fiber: 2.5 grams;  Sugar: 15 grams; Protein:  2 grams; Sodium:  127 milligrams