Healthiest Chocolate Brownies {Flourless & Refined sugar free}

Healthiest Chocolate Brownies {Flourless & Refined sugar free}
March 21, 2017 megsri8
healthiest chocolate brownies

Hello! Good morning! Today I am so thrilled to share with you a recipe for the healthiest Chocolate brownies ever! This is no exaggeration! Made from Avocado, Bananas, Black beans and lots of cacao powder these brownies are intense, moist, fudgey, and packed with nutrients! This recipe is also super simple. A few basic nutrient dense ingredients and you are good to go!

 

healthiest chocolate brownies

I created this combination of ingredients after I stumbled upon this wonderful recipe for Chocolate Chunk cookies on Pinterest. Josefine had created these absolutely intense chocolate cookies using avocado and cacao. She created it using coconut sugar and suggested adding a ripe banana instead to reduce the coconut sugar. Well since I never stick to a recipe, I also added some flour and other things and created these most wonderful tasting chocolate cookies but they were more cakey then cookie like in texture due to the reduced added sugars. This made me realise that it would taste amazing as a dense chocolate brownie and hence the idea for the healthiest chocolate brownies was born!

When I was selling my Indian flavoured snacks in London, one of the recipes was a Vegan Chai Caramel Brownie made using black beans. Hence I wanted to make this brownie with black beans. It is just a great nutrient dense addition to these brownies as well as a wonderful substitute for flour. This is the only ‘flour’ addition to these brownies, the rest is made up of Avocados, bananas and cacao! I soak my black beans over night, throw the water and cook in a pressure cooker. You can use tinned beans if you prefer. You can also use any type of beans as well as chickpeas.

healthiest chocolate brownies

These brownies I made with Pastured eggs. Pastured eggs are free range eggs from chickens which have been given organic feed as well as allowed to eat their natural food like grass and grubs. Hence it has a higher level of Omega 3 fatty acids, Choline-which is excellent for brain function and memory and Vitamin D to name a few. It also helps to reduce your dietary cholesterol levels. My previous recipe for Rainbow Lemon Tarts are also made with pastured eggs and I think they are a great healthy ingredient to add to your baking and meals. If you are a vegan or have egg allergies, then use two Chia eggs or flax eggs instead.

Next for these healthiest chocolate brownies, it is critical to use only very ripe avocados and bananas. The avocados need to be very soft but not brown or black. The bananas can be as ripe and black on the outside. If the avocados are not ripe enough they impart a weird after taste which is not so palatable. The avocados act as a fat substitute. Hence you do not need to add any butter or oil to make these brownies. The bananas here act as both a source of fat as well as a sweetener, you can then add less coconut sugar to make these brownies.

healthiest chocolate browniesFinally the intense chocolate flavour is important for these brownies. Use the highest quality cocoa powder you can get your hands on. Do not be scared about the amount you need, it really adds to create a rich and intense chocolate flavour. In addition I also add chocolate chunks. I use 99% dark chocolate as I do not want any added sugars but just the flavour and the joy of biting into a chunk of chocolate in the brownies. Use any good quality dark chocolate of your choice, ideally something without added sugars.

Now can you understand why these are the healthiest chocolate brownies ever? With ingredients like avocado, bananas, black beans and chocolate, this is such a guilt free delight perfect for all your chocolate cravings! These brownies have to be eaten chilled! This is super important, heating them up makes them taste funny. Let them cool completely after baking, then make into slices and cool in the refrigerator before eating. I promise you its worth the wait!

healthiest chocolate brownies

Please let me know what you think about this recipe for the Healthiest Chocolate brownies in the comments below! I would love to know how this recipe works out for you as well! If you share it on Instagram then please do use the tag @meghnas_ on the image as well as the caption and use #meghnas so that I can appreciate your wonderful creations as well and re-share them on my account!

 

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Healthiest Chocolate Brownies {Flourless, Sugar Free, Paleo}
healthiest chocolate brownies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
large slices
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
large slices
Ingredients
healthiest chocolate brownies
Instructions
  1. Peel the banana and avocado and remove the avocado seed. Roughly chop. Measure all the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 180C. Lightly grease a rectangle tin or pan with coconut oil and then line with baking paper.
  2. If you have a food processor, add all the ingredients mentioned above except the chocolate chunks and process till the black beans are completely broken down and the mixture is rich, thick and creamy. Remove from the the food processor. Add the chocolate chunks and mix through.
  3. If you do not have a food processor, make a rough paste of the black beans in a blender. Then using a fork or potato masher, mash these beans along with the bananas and avocado pieces. When well combined, add the egg and beat well. Add the rest to the ingredients and stir till well combined.
  4. Pour this batter into the greased and lined tray, spread evenly on top using the back of a spoon and bake for 40 minutes. Leave it to cool for 15 minutes in the oven and then for another hour outside the oven. Once completely cool, cut into equal rectangular slices and place in the fridge to further chill and set. Serve cold! Freezes very well.
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