Recipe: Gooey Double Fudge Brownies

BrowniesLooking for a decadent treat that won’t destroy your diet?  Here’s a healthy, easy to prepare recipe that you can serve at your next girls’ get-together, at a party, as after school snack, or just indulge a little yourself!

Gooey Double Fudge Brownies by Kristine Napier, MPH, RD

9 Servings


  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
  • 1/3 cup cooked black beans, or drained and rinsed canned beans
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and stirred
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon sifted powdered sugar

Substitution: To reduce the calories, use 1/2 cup spoonable sugar substitute and 1/2 cup regular sugar in place of the 1 cup regular sugar.


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.  Spray a 9×9 inch pan with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. Combine the sugar, egg substitute and beans in a food processor; process until very smooth.
  3. Transfer the bean mixture to a medium-size mixing bowl.  Stir in the flours, butter and chocolate until smooth.  Add the vanilla and chocolate chips; stir until smooth.  Transfer the mixture to the baking pan.
  4. Bake approximately 25 minutes; the middle should be slightly jiggly and wet when removed from the oven.  Cool.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.

Serving size: 1/9 of a pan

Nutrition facts per serving:

  • Calories:  230 kcal
  • Saturated fat:  6 g
  • Sodium:  50 mg
  • Fiber:  2 g
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Cholesterol:  15 mg
  • Carbohydrates:  34 g
  • Protein: 3 g

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Recipe provided courtesy of John Wiley & Sons, From American Dietetic Association Cooking Healthy Across America by American Dietetic Association and Food and Culinary Professionals, a Dietetic Practice Group of ADA ©2005, John Wiley & Sons.

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