These Fudgy Vegan Gluten-Free Low-Fat Brownies are made in the food processor with no bowl required! These are the most decadent, rich and fudgy brownies without the guilt! You will truly be amazed that these are so low-fat!
I get excited about many, many recipes I share on this blog...obviously, or I wouldn't share them. But today's recipe has me OMG so excited. While I'm ok with some fat, I know many of my readers simply try to avoid a large amount due to health problems and nut allergies as well. And who in the world wouldn't want to eat more brownies if they could because they are super low-fat?? *All hands raised* Well, friends, these are LOW-FAT brownies that don't TASTE low-fat...in other words, they still taste freaking amazing and like a brownie...not some SAD version of a healthy brownie! Lol!
FUDGY VEGAN LOW-FAT BROWNIES
These beauties are only 2.6 g of fat per brownie!! Without a doubt, one of my most popular desserts of all-time is my Double Chocolate Sunflower Brownies. They are loved by all and even called better than traditional that is filled with eggs, butter and oil. Well, these are the low-fat version of those and they are eerily similar in taste and texture, with just a fraction of the fat! Shoot, they even look similar! Just like those ones, these are FUDGY and dense and super chocolatey. But they are cooked through. I cannot stand brownies that have the texture of wet potatoes or wet hummus, um no. They should be dense, but firm. Just like I stated in the intro of that post, I do not do cakey brownies...to me that is not a brownie, but it's cake, lol. I like mine super fudgy, you know...almost like fudge, hahaha.
These bean brownies are super easy to make, you only need:
- White Beans
- Cocoa powder
- Oat Flour
- Maple Syrup
- Baking Powder
- Chocolate Chips
You Will Love These Low-Fat Brownies
Now, I typically am not a fan of low-fat desserts because they tend to taste like crap, sorry. To me, there is no point in eating a dessert if it's healthy, yet it's boring, bland and not enjoyable. In fact, why bother? I want to enjoy my dessert! But when my reader Diana wrote me awhile back begging me to recreate a healthier low-fat, oil and nut-free version of my Double Chocolate Sunflower Brownies, I could not let her down. She and her hubby have fallen in love with those brownies and made them regularly. That is until her hubby's doctor said he needed to avoid nuts and even seeds, and to greatly reduce his fat intake for health reasons. I felt so bad because of how much they had made those brownies a regular in their household. While those brownies are healthier than most traditional brownies, they are not low-fat and not really suitable for those with heart disease. Sooooo, I set out testing several trials to nail a much healthier and low-fat brownie.
Surprisingly Gluten-Free and Nut-Free
I have been wanting to create an amazing chocolate brownie for sooo long that tasted rich and decadent and not be made with nuts, coconut or oil. I truthfully didn't think it was possible to still taste amazing, but these do. No oil, no nuts, no gluten, no seeds, no avocado, no dates, not even coconut.
The secret? Cannellini White Beans! I literally had this idea one night while laying in bed and wondered if it would truly work. Now, I know bean desserts are not a new thing, they've been around for years. Black beans and chickpeas are a big thing in brownies and bars. The only problem I've found with them? I always taste them. Sooo that is why I wondered if the white beans would work. I also don't like seeing black bean skins in my desserts...I'm such a visual eater, that it doesn't work for me. Cannellini beans totally worked because they hardly have any taste to them!
Sooooo, if you haven't had success with bean desserts before, I urge you to try these, as you will be shocked at how rich they taste, while being relatively healthy! I'm even still shocked at the result. Lol. They are dang good people.
NO, you truly cannot taste beans, I swear! The trick is processing them really, really smooth in a food processor. I tested several family members with these brownies and told none of them what was in it......they had no clue...just happy chocolate faces, lol!
The Key to Amazing Bean Brownies
- Don't add an alarming amount of beans! Too many beans will obviously be impossible to cover up the detection of beans. I want the beans for fudginess but I don't want to just be eating beans...
- Add enough cocoa powder! We want our brownies to taste like chocolate, right?
The ultimate test was when my hubby tasted them (not knowing what was in them) and said "mmmmmmm, these are good!" I asked if they were sweet enough, rich enough and he was like "oh yeah!". Guys, he is soooo picky, especially with chocolate, so if he likes something, I go with it. When I told him it was fudge because of beans and applesauce, he was shocked, lol! He said they didn't taste low-fat at all. There you go.
Now, I know that adding ice cream on top defeats the low-fat factor, but that is for those who aren't concerned with the fat. These brownies are so low-fat that a nice scoop of my Vegan Vanilla Cheesecake Ice Cream with a sprinkle of espresso powder sent me straight to brownie heaven.
Looking for more vegan brownie recipes? You'll see that I have quite the collection...
- Double Chocolate Sunflower Brownies
- Fudgy Coconut Butter Brownies
- Chocolate Pumpkin Cake Brownies
- Raw "Nutella" Brownies
- Nutty Raw Brownies with Raspberry Glaze
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