Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Brownies

These healthy raspberry chipotle black bean brownies are packed full of fresh raspberries, black beans and smoky chipotle powder. Hello healthy brownies!

These healthy raspberry chipotle black bean brownies are packed full of fresh raspberries, black beans and smoky chipotle powder. Hello healthy brownies!

Ok, so I know these brownies might sound a little odd but I promise they are delicious! Black bean brownies are nothing new but I decided to jazz them up with sweet summer (well, end of summer) raspberries and a little pinch of chipotle chile powder. It’s a perfect balance of sweet and spicy.

When I first thought about doing this recipe I was just going to leave the recipe at the edition of raspberries but then the chipotle bug bit me. I swear people, I cannot get smokey southwest flavors out of my brain. If I had my way I would add smoked paprika/chipotle chile powder/green chiles to almost anything. Ok, maybe no green chiles in desserts BUT smoked paprika and chipotle chile powder (obvi) are totally cool in dessert.

These healthy raspberry chipotle black bean brownies are packed full of fresh raspberries, black beans and smoky chipotle powder. Hello healthy brownies!

You know what else is pretty awesome about this recipe? The use of the food processor. I swear I don’t give that appliance enough love. It’s so amazingly wonderful that it and can make everything from hummus to pie dough. Basically it’s capable of taking black beans and pureeing them so smoothly that they can be used as brownie batter. That is pretty kick ass in my opinion.

If you have never had black bean brownies before I should note I find this recipe to be very fudgy and and only slightly sweet. Those are my favorite types of brownies but it’s just a warning to all you cake brownie lovers out there.

These healthy raspberry chipotle black bean brownies are packed full of fresh raspberries, black beans and smoky chipotle powder. Hello healthy brownies!

I also experimented in this brownie recipe by using the new Truvia brown sugar blend. It gives you the same texture as traditional brown sugar with 75% fewer calories!

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Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Brownies

These healthy raspberry chipotle black bean brownies are packed full of fresh raspberries, black beans and smoky chipotle powder. Hello healthy brownies!

Yield: 8x8 pan

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup Truvia brown sugar blend
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
6 ounces fresh raspberries
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Adapted from Hummusapien

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper, set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor add black beans, cocoa powder, almond meal, Truvia brown sugar blend, eggs, olive oil, baking powder, vanilla extract, chipotle chile powder and kosher salt. Blend until smooth.

Pour mixture into a bowl and stir in fresh raspberries and dark chocolate chips.

Add batter to prepared baking dish. Bake for 35 minutes and cool completely before cutting.

Source: I was compensated by Truvia to use their new brown sugar blend in this recipe. As always all opinions and views are 100% my own. There are also affiliated links in this post.

27 Responses to “Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Brownies”

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    Beth @ The First Year — September 10, 2014 at 7:52 am

    I wouldn’t be afraid to give these a try, I am all for the black bean brownies! Looks so delicious Brandy!

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — September 10, 2014 at 8:03 am

    First off, this reminds me an appetizer that was a favorite a restaurant in my college town….Raspberry Black Bean Dip. Ah may gawd. So cheesy, spicy and sweet, all in one bite! So these are definitely happening so I don’t feel as bad eating one (or five)!
    PS…I never knew there was Truvia brown sugar! I am gonna have to get my hands on that!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — September 10, 2014 at 8:07 am

    I’m all in for your spicy, healthy brownies. Love that you experimented with big, bold flavors and that it was successful. They look delicious! Chocolate with spice is my new favorite thing!

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    Amanda @ The Kitcheneer — September 10, 2014 at 8:25 am

    These brownies are SO up my ally! I love black beans in my baked goods! I love that you added some spice to the mix!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — September 10, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Raspberry chipotle is one of my fave fave combos, and now that you’ve gone and thrown a brownie in there, I’m a goner!

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    Crystal Barrett — September 10, 2014 at 9:47 am

    If I just went by the sound of these…I probably wouldn’t give them a try…. but…..HOLY MOLY do these look amazing!!!!!

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    Christine at Cook the Story — September 10, 2014 at 10:27 am

    I bet that chipotle is just amazing when combined with the raspberries!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — September 10, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I love brownies with black beans!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — September 10, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I’ve never had black bean brownies before. Must try these! The texture looks awesome.

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    sippitysup — September 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    This is so inspiring. I’ve used a pinch of chili powder in all sorts of sweets and raspberries are next on my list. GREG

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — September 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I love the idea of these brownies! So unexpected.

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    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — September 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    They look luscious!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — September 10, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    the sweet and spicy combination sounds heavenly.

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    amanda @ fake ginger — September 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    My fave local coffee place does THE BEST chipotle mocha and I’m really trying to hold off until it’s cold but man, these brownies are making me crave it hardcore.

    I’ve never tried a black bean brownie! Gotta try it soon!

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout — September 10, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    These brownies look incredible Brandy! And your photograph is just stunning! Pinned!

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    Medeja — September 11, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Looks irresistible!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — September 11, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Love how fudgy these brownies look! The kick of chipotle sounds great!

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — September 11, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Yum! I have seen black bean brownies, but the chipotle and raspberries bring these over the top! Your post also makes me realize I need to go out and get a food processor stat!

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche — September 11, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I never would have thought to add black beans to brownies before! Great idea, these look so chocolatey and delicious.

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    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos — September 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    These brownies are everything! The raspberry – the chocolate and chipotle – and with a healthy punch – Genius!

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    Kim Beaulieu — September 12, 2014 at 1:21 am

    I can’t stop staring at these. Want ’em, need ’em, must have ’em.

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    Katie — September 12, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Oh my gosh! These look and sound amazing… Gorgeous photos as always!

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    Joanne Bruno — September 12, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    I pretty much add chipotle chili powder and smoked paprika to everything also! Except dessert. Which now seems like a pretty big life choice FAIL. Because these look awesome.

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    CakeSpy — September 13, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    I laughed aloud when you put the little “disclaimer” on the texture and taste. It’s so true – people are SO opinionated about brownies! These look like a delectable specimen – I love what looks like a nice, dense texture.

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    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — September 15, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I prefer fudgy brownies, and I love that you made it so that I don’t have to feel bad eating the whole pan of these beauties!

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    Melissa — November 23, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make a black bean brownie for some time and made these for a girls night. I thought the overall taste was good, I could definitely taste the chipotle. But I probably wouldn’t make them again because they fell apart when I cut them into squares. Maybe because I used 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of the Truvia brown sugar blend?

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