The thing about "healthy" treats is they are often still treats. Many healthful ingredients like beans, flax, chia, nut butters and honey are all high in calories, even if those calories are nutrient-dense. Always be aware of your calorie load when you decide to add recipes like this into the mix. And eat by the serving, not the tray. (unless you just ran a marathon, than by all means - go ahead!)
I eat these as a late afternoon pick-me-up. They keep me from attacking my kids junk food. Plus they contain fiber, Omegas, and a bit of protein to keep the gears running smoothly.
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1/2 Cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1/2 Cup sugar
3 Tablespoons canola oil
2 Teaspoons vanilla
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/8 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Blend all ingredients, except the chocolate chips, until smooth. Stir in the chips and pour into a greased mini loaves pan (mine has 8 mini loaf wells). Bake for 15-18 minutes or until set. Can be stored in the fridge up to 5-7 days.
If you are cutting weight or prepping for a contest, you can replace the eggs with 4 egg whites and the sugar with Splenda. It may not be as good, but it should work.
Macros per serving (8):