Power Brownies

"These brownies are a total superfood - low calorie, nonfat, high protein, and high fiber. They're acceptable for South Beach Phase 1, and if you're on Weight Watchers, they're 1/2 a point each!! They also taste pretty damn good!! They're probably awesome frosted or ala mode. Here's the nutritional info (abridged) and recipe: Nutritional info per serving: Serving size- 1 brownie Servings- 16 brownies Calories- 40 Fat-0 grams Fiber-1.7 grams Protein-3.4 grams"
photo by Tea Jenny photo by Tea Jenny
photo by Tea Jenny
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Ready In:




  • -Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
  • -Puree DRAINED black beans in a blender.
  • -Combine black bean puree and all but last 2 ingredients in a mixer bowl.
  • -Mix at medium speed until combined.
  • -Combine yogurt and vanilla into mixture.
  • -Pour into 8X8 baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  • -Remove from oven and sprinkle sugar substitute on top.
  • -Bake for another 10 minutes (or until a toothpick pricked into center comes out clean).
  • -Let cool completely.

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  1. Tea Jenny
    Well this was new to me! I never made brownies with beans before, but they turned out great much to my surprise. You would never know that they had beans in them, in fact my DD was visiting when they came out the oven and she said Ooh brownies can I have one you should of seen her face when I told her what was in them after she had eaten it but she thought they were great, a bit on the sweet side, next time I will use less sweetener, but a very nice recipe thank you for posting. Made for honor thy mother tag game May 2011.
  2. DrGaellon
    Based on the nutrition information provided, these are 1½ WW points each, not ½.
  3. ShortieNJ
    wow...i was afraid to try these, but, they are, in fact, very good - i used all egg whites, 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder, and vanilla yogurt - i think next time (yes there will be a next time), i'd decrease the sugar a bit - it was actually a little too sweet
  4. yogiclarebear
    These are really really good! I used egg substitute in place of the egg. I also only used about 1/2 cup of Splenda, and added 1 tsp of Stevia powder. I used 1/4 cup of "cookies and cream" flavored protein isolate powder. With the substitutions I made, my brownies came out to 65 calories each for 9 brownies! YUM!


I'm a NJ-transplant, living in San Diego and working as a business lawyer. I love food and experiment in the kitchen whenever I get the chance. My forte is revamping traditional comfort food recipes to make them healthier and lighter. I have a fiendish sweet tooth, so I especially love making desserts.
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