These AMAZING Vegan Fudge Brownies might actually change your life! They are so amazingly delicious but also totally healthy and guilt-free! Gluten-free, dairy-free, oil-free, low-fat, sugar-free, and low-calorie - only 59 calories each!
I am still always so thrilled when the words "healthy" and "brownie" appear together - it just never gets old!These are so yummy, easy to make, and full of secretly healthy ingredients.
When I say easy to make, I mean you literally cannot mess them up.
Just throw all ingredients in a blender and then pour into a baking dish!
These brownies are perfectly fudgy and sweet (even though they are actually sugar-free) and absolutely divine.
You feel like you're cheating but you aren't!!
At only 59 calories a pop, how could you go wrong? One "regular" brownie made from a traditional mix, like the ones from my childhood, would be 333 calories for the same size serving!!!
Not only that, those contain all kinds of weird things like "artificial flavors" and "partially hydrogenated oils."
I'll take my clean and healthy version, thanks!
Actually, for the same calorie value, I'll take half of the pan of mine!
Vegan Fudge Brownies Recipe:
Cost per serving: $0.44
Calories per serving: 59
Equipment per serving: blender, 8x8 baking pan
Ingredients: makes 9 servings
3/4 cup gluten-free quick oats
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup cooked or canned black beans
1 medium yellow squash (~200g)
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup granulated erythritol
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp natural butter flavor
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp liquid stevia
Optional: powdered erythritol to sprinkle on top!
1. Preheat oven to 350F, spray 8x8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray, an set aside.
2. Add oats to blender and process until flour-like consistency is reached.
3. Add in remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth.
4. Pour into prepared baking dish, and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
5. Once brownies have cooled, dust with powdered erythritol, if desired.
These brownies look great! About how many cups of shredded or puréed squash would 200 grams equal? I'm not familiar with gram measurements, and don't have a food scale.
Hi Christina! It's a medium-sized squash. I'm not really sure how many cups that would be shredded or puréed, I'm sorry! I don't think you can go wrong though if you just use your judgement on medium-sized 🙂 Would love to hear how they turn out if you make them!!
Thank you, Annie! Knowing that you used a medium-sized squash is helpful. I noticed that there are also food scales in the grocery store, so I'll have to see if those measure in grams. When I make the brownies, I'll let you know how they turn out!
They sound great! What could be a substitute for the beans? I don't digest them well, so would need an alternate. A nut butter? Sweet potato? ?? Thanks!
Hi Deb! I think that sweet potato would probably work, but since I’ve never tried it I can’t be sure. I bet no matter what they would still be delish! Would love to hear if you give it a whirl 🙂
Great recipe - just wondering what serving size "1 brownie" is?
Hi Lindy! The whole recipe should be divided into 9 brownies. Next to where I list the ingredients, the recipe states that the whole recipe makes 9 servings 🙂
I was wondering if I could substitute the Squash for apple sauce or something of that nature - my stomach does not tolerate squash, unfortunately.
Hi Kat! I would start with 3/4 cup applesauce and add in more 1 Tbsp at a time as needed to facilitate blending 🙂
Hi Annie, Please could you let me know if there is a grain free substitute for the oats? I'd love to give these a try! Many thanks
Hi Henrietta! I've never tried it any other way, but I would play around with coconut flour and see if that works. I'd start with 1/2 cup if I was experimenting 🙂 Would love to hear what you try and if it works!!
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Any particular reason that u chose black beans as opposed to some other kind of bean?
I think any kind would work! I just used black beans because that's what I had on hand 🙂
Is the 200grams yellow sqaush raw weight? Does it need to be cooked for the recipe?
Hi Tracey! It's the raw weight. A medium-sized yellow squash. And no, it doesn't need to be cooked 😁
So many comments but not one from someone who has actually tried these. I'm intrigued, but I've tried other vegan brownie recipes using black beans that turned out mushy. Anyone actually try these that can give a review? Thanks!
can I use oat flour?