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Double chocolate brownie recipe packed with fibre

homemade chocolate brownies on yellow background

Are you tired of adding greens in your diet?  Pregnant and constipated? Looking for new ways to increase your fibre? Look no more!  Here is a recipe that is both mouth-watering and will help speed up your digestion.  Plus nobody will guess what the key ingredient is.  Can you find it?

Here is what you need:

  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed and mashed
  • ¾ cup of Whole Wheat Flour
  • ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • ¼ unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tbsp of canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Putting it all together in 4 steps:

  1. Preheat oven at 3500F
  2. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2 inch overhang on opposite sides.
  3. In a large bowl, combine beans, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.  With a wooden spoon, beat in eggs, sugar, applesauce, oil and vanilla until well blended.  Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until just a few moist crumbs cling to a tester inserted in the centre.  Do not over-bake.  Let cool in pan on a wire rack.  Using paper overhangs as handles, remove from pan and transfer brownies to a cutting board.  Cut into squares.


Makes 16 servings

Nutrition Information
Per serving: 146 calories, 5 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 35 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 4 g fibre, 10.5 g sugar, 4 g protein, 0% DV vitamin A, 0% DV vitamin C, 2% DV calcium, 6% DV iron.

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