Fudgy Brownies That’ll Make Your Diet Seem Decadent

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Photography by Tam West

Talk about chocolate bliss! These brownies are so soft and decadent that no one will be able to guess their secret ingredient…

Forget about veggie ingredients like avo and beetroot – the secret to these brownie’s moist, fudge-like consistency is a simple can of black beans (yes, beans). Black beans actually make a great substitute for flour in baking, so don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. YUM!

Chocolate berry fudge brownies


1 cup fresh or frozen berries
1⁄4 cup coconut oil, melted
 4 tbsp honey
100g good-quality dark chocolate
400g black or kidney beans
1 tsp baking powder
2 free-range eggs

1 Preheat oven to 150°C.
2 Lightly grease and line a 20cm square cake tin with baking paper. If using frozen berries, make sure you drain as much liquid off them as possible before scattering over the brownie mixture.
3 Place coconut oil, honey and dark chocolate in a medium-sized saucepan and heat gently, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted. Allow to cool slightly.
4 Transfer to a food processor or blender with beans, baking powder and eggs and blitz until smooth.
5 Spoon mixture into prepared tin. Scatter berries over and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until brownie is mostly set around the edges, but still soft in the middle.
6 Place in the fridge for about 10 minutes to set slightly. Cut into 16 pieces. These keep well in the freezer or store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Recipe extracted from ‘s Fresh Start Cookbook. 

Looking for more brownie recipes? Try this superfood brownie recipe or this low-carb, sugar-free version, and if chocolate is your guilty-pleasure try one of these 8 healthy choc recipes this weekend.

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