Black Bean Brownies

So I am obsessed with the Dr. Oz show! On his show a few days ago he had a guest named Kim Bensen who had lost 200 lbs. She shared with Dr. Oz one of her dessert recipes - brownies that had black beans. You can also find this recipe on her website - but it is a little different. I made these brownies last night - and they aren't bad. You should give them a try. Calories - 176 per brownie (pan makes 12 brownies) that included the icing - which I didn't put on.



1 - 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup agave syrup (cost a little over $6.50 at Wal-Mart)
½ cup self-rising flour (I used all purpose)
½ cup egg whites
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
6 tbsp mini semisweet chocolate chips (I used regular size but used only 4 TB)


In a food processor, mix all brownie ingredients (except chips) together. Chop on high, until smooth. Clean off sides and blend for another 20 seconds. Add the chips in and stir well. Spread into the 8x8 baking dish. Cook for 20 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for about 1 hour in dish at room temperature.



6 oz fat-free cream cheese
¼ cup agave syrup
2 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp semisweet mini chocolate chips, melted.


Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Lightly spray a 8x8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. With a whisk attachment on an electric beater and blend all ingredients until light and fluffy. Spread evenly over the top of the cooled brownies. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the 2 tbsp of chips with a 2 second spray of nonstick cooking oil. Using a spoon, swirl the chocolate on top. Allow it to set in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy. Don't forget to have seconds!

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