Chocolate Brownie Breakfast Bars

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
30 min 0 min 15
Chocolate Brownie Breakfast Bars
Health Highlights
Brownies for breakfast? When they're this healthy why not?


1 can (15oz) Black beans, canned (drained, rinsed)
1/2 cup Maple syrup, pure (or honey)
1 tbsp Vanilla extract, pure
2 tbsp Peanut butter, natural (or another nut butter)
1/4 tsp Baking soda
3 tbsp Cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 cup Rolled oats, dry (plus 2 tbsp)
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Dark chocolate chips (optional)
2 tbsp Coconut oil (melted, for coating)
1/4 cup Cocoa powder, unsweetened (for coating)
1/4 cup Maple syrup, pure (for coating)


1. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment or wax paper. Drain and rinse the beans very well.

2. Add the black beans, maple syrup, vanilla extract, peanut butter, baking soda, cocoa powder, rolled oats and sea salt to a food processor and process until very smooth. 

3. Fold in the chocolate chips and mix until combined. 

4. Take the batter and place it in the pan and smooth it out with a spatula or spoon. Place in the freezer to set for 2 hours - overnight. 

5. Once frozen, melt the coconut oil in a microwave for 30 seconds, add the cocoa powder and maple syrup to the coconut oil and whisk together until everything is combined and there are no lumps left over. Place in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
6. Spread sauce over the bars, then re-freeze to set the chocolate for about 1 hour.
7. Cut into bars – To prevent the chocolate shell from cracking, cut either before chocolate freezes fully or after thawing a little. Store leftovers in the freezer, and thaw before eating.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 152
Calories from fat 38
Calories from saturated fat 19.5
Total Fat 4.2 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 175 mg
Potassium 180 mg
Total Carbohydrate 26.3 g
Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
Sugars 14.8 g
Protein 3.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.2
Meat Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 0.2

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