Updated: Sep 1, 2020
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Originally published May 10, 2020. Updated on June 25, 2020
This week, I meal prepped brownies. Yep, good ol’ classic, fudgey, brownies. Totally normal, nothing weird about them, brownies….okay except for maybe the black beans and cauliflower.
Okay, so maybe these healthy, flourless Hidden-Veggie Protein Brownies are not “normal”. No, these brownies are so much more than that. They’re extraordinary. They’re dense, fudgey, and always elicit an “mmmm” sound from the crowd I’m serving them too. This sound is usually followed by a “what?” or a “what’s wrong with you?!” when I let them know what’s in it.
Let me tell YOU what’s in it and why you’re going to want to make these ASAP. These brownies pack a hefty protein punch from the black beans, peanut flour, and peanut butter. The black beans and cauliflower also provide vitamins and minerals as well as filling fiber, so you’ll feel satisfied after eating one brownie. These brownies are so good though, I wouldn’t judge you for eating the entire tray. The black beans and cauliflower are also what gives these brownies their silky, fudge-like texture. People have been putting cauliflower in smoothies for years to make them creamier and thicker, why not brownies? (And if you haven’t been putting cauliflower in your smoothies, here’s a recipe to try it out with.)