Triple Chocolate Surprise Brownies

Quentin Bacon
Makes 18 servings (serving size: 1 brownie)


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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


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.

Created date

May 2010

Nutritional Information

Calories 153
Fat 8 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 20 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 39 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 92 mg
Calcium 22 mg