Super Healthy Cookie Dough Brownie Bars
I wish I could start every blog post with those sweet sweet words–err healthy words. These brownies are so fudgy and dense; it’s hard to believe they are made from black beans and bananas and only 6g of fat in an entire brownie!
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Recipe serves 9. Macros per serving: 167 calories/23 carbs/ 6g fat/ 7g protein
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 box black beans, rinsed (I use the Simply Balanced Target brand about 13oz)
- 1/4 c coconut sugar
- 1/2 scoop protein powder of choice (I used PEScience Cookies and Cream-get 25% off using code PBCHOCO)
- 1/2 c cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 c plus 2 tbsp. almond meal
- 1/2 c plus 2 tbsp. oat flour
- 2 tbsp. coconut sugar
- 1/4 c powder peanut butter (I used Peanut Butter & Co Mighty Nut)
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tbsp. water
- 1 tbsp. mini chocolate chips
- Pre-heat oven to 350f and prepare an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper or non-stick spray.
- Place all brownie ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape the sides when needed.
- Pour evenly into pan and bake for 25-28 minutes.
- Let brownies cool completely. If you absolutely can’t wait like me, you can place them in the freezer for 20 minutes.
- Once cooled, mix all dry ingredients for the cookie dough in a bowl. Add melted coconut oil and remaining ingredients. Mix until dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Press cookie dough evenly on top on the brownie, flatten with a spatula.
- Place in the freezer for 15 minutes to harden before cutting into 9 square and serving.*
*For more presentable brownies, cut off the edges before cutting into squares.