Fudgey brownies with creamy pumpkin swirled throughout… No refined sugar or flour to be found! This is one recipe that you will have to give away before you eat the entire batch. I’m willing to bet nobody will ever guess these are healthy.. and they most certainly wont ever guess the main ingredient! 😉
I dont know about you but there is nothing worse than a “cakey” brownie. My goal from the beginning was to create a healthy brownie that was fudgey and rich. No dry protein brownies here. You all know what I’m talking about. That recipe that you find online and get super excited for.. only to have your hope dashed upon taking the first bite and realizing you could have slapped some frosting on sponge and been just as satisfied…
Give these a try and I’m sure they will be your new “go-to” protein brownie recipe. If you aren’t a fan of pumpkin, you can easily leave it out for the same result. AND if you want an even fudgier brownie you can replace the applesauce with more coconut oil. You can even try replacing the protein powder with oat flour, whole wheat pastry flour etc. I however have not yet tried any of the above, so I can’t promise the same result. I’d love to hear about the result of any substitutions you guys try!
Oh and I almost to mention the main ingredient here… beans. More specifically, black beans. I know, I know… why couldn’t I have just made a normal brownie without the beans? Well lets just say it adds a very rich, fudgey factor and allows the use of NO flour. A brownie without flour?! Crazy, but it works! And I promise you can’t taste the beans =)