Dairy-Free, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Lightened Up, Low Sugar, One Pot Dish, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Guilt-Free Brownies (Yes!)


I think I found my new cheat brownie recipe. These Five Ingredient Protein Brownies grain free, contains no refined sugar and has a bit o’ protein. Plus it hits the spot when you want a brownie without having a real brownie, so it’s like a guilownie — a “guilt-free brownie” obviously. I’ve really enjoyed making protein muffins lately, so I thought why not try something similar with desserts?

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Pass Those Pumpkin Brownies, Please


Oh, man — I’ve done it again: two ingredient Pumpkin Brownies. Just a brownie mix and pumpkin purée. Can it get any better than that? These brownies can satisfy your pumpkin and chocolate cravings, and maintain that fall craze surrounding everything pumpkin.  Like the Black Bean Brownies, the pumpkin purée replaces the eggs, oil and water making the brownies quite dense, moist and chocolatey. You can serve the pumpkin brownies to any adventurous friends or to someone, who may have refused to try any brownies containing the word “beans” (which when written, doesn’t seem that unreasonable); these pumpkin brownies could slowly open the door to healthier, yet delicious brownie options with real pumpkin mixed in. I hope you, your friends or anyone else all enjoy these decadent pumpkin brownies!

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Bountiful Brownies

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I hope everyone trusts me on this: these Fudgy Black Bean Brownies were surprisingly delicious — so simple and very delicious. They’re so dense, they’re almost like fudge. Our family friend, Cathy, has made black bean brownies before, and since she’s the queen of all things chocolate and desserts, I decided to give these a try. It’s worth using a brownie mix because you can substitute the eggs, oil and water for a can of pureed black beans. If you’re trying to eat vegan or are baking for vegan friends, this a great recipe to share with them. These brownies would even be a perfect snack for that chocolate craving you’re having. The black bean brownies are thick, extremely fudgy and dense, and almost guilt-free. (Not quite, but at least there’s added protein! Also great with pumpkin puree — Pumpkin Brownies. May sound weird, but you can’t knock them until you try them.)

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