Tasty and Healthy Black Bean Brownies from Weight Watchers - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Tasty and Healthy Black Bean Brownies from Weight Watchers

Black Bean Brownies

PointsPlus Value: 4

Prep Time: 40min.

Servings: 24


Cooking spray (flour variety recommended)

1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup black coffee, strong

1/2 cup unsalted butter

4 oz bittersweet chocolate

4 large eggs

1 ¼ cups sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/8 tsp salt

1 cup all-purpose flour



Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 9- X 13-inch pan with cooking spray; line with aluminum foil and coat foil with cooking spray.

In a blender or mini food processor, process beans with coffee until smooth; set aside.

In a double boiler over very low heat, melt butter and chocolate.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. With mixer on low speed, add melted chocolate to eggs; incorporate well. Add black bean mixture, vanilla and salt; mix well. Add flour; combine thoroughly on low speed.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until a tester inserted in center of brownies comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove pan to a cooling rack. After 10 minutes, remove brownies from pan by pulling up on foil and placing brownies on cooling rack to cool more. Cut into 24 pieces and serve. Yields 1 piece per serving.


Customize this basic recipe with instant espresso, a teaspoon of cinnamon or 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Great served with whipped cream or powdered sugar, or topped with walnuts (could affect PointsPlus values).

Recipe Courtesy: Weight Watchers