You know what makes you feel like a rockstar mom?
Handing your kid a brownie for breakfast and watching their face light up with confused, but unfettered joy.
With this sugar-free black bean brownie recipe, you can be that rockstar mom… and not have to deal with a sugar high (and subsequent crash) at 9am.
Miss G and I have gotten into a bit of a late-night baking kick, and a little while ago she became fixated on the idea of making brownies – we started off with our 3-ingredient brownies, and we’ve even used our favourite boxed brownie mix.
However, while I want to give Miss G freedom with her food choices, I would prefer that our late night baking escapades were a little bit healthier – so I can actually let her eat her creations before bed, or as soon as she wakes up, without worrying about all of that sugar!
I had tried a black bean brownie recipe before, and was pleasantly surprised at the results, but every recipe that I knew of still had refined sugar as a main ingredient (or relied on artificial sweeteners). No. Thank. You.
So, we set out to make a great-tasting, sugar-free black bean brownie recipe with whole foods (that wouldn’t taste like we made a sugar-free black bean brownie with whole foods).
This is the perfect recipe to make with kids, because this recipe is so forgiving, and the food processor does most of the work. Kids still get the fun of measuring ingredients, and cracking eggs, without having to handle a mixer or worry about stirring enough.
These sugar free black bean brownies are crumbly, fudgy, and all of the good things that brownies should be. We’ve made these twice now, and next time I’m going to be adding in some good-quality chocolate chips… to my half of the pan anyways.
(And, the burning question – yes, you can fool people into thinking that these are real, sugar-laden brownies! I’ve fed them to my twenty-year old, junk food-loving brothers, and neither suspected a thing!)
Our sugar-free banana bread recipe is another one of our sugar-free baking successes, and if you’d like to continue seeing our family-friendly recipes, parenting inspiration, and kids’ activities, be sure to subscribe to our daily or weekly newsletters: