Healthier Plate

The Healthier Plate: Fiber-Packed Black Bean Brownies

Dec 11, 2014

By Kyle Rose, RD, LD

Weight loss surgery means a change in your lifestyle, including your diet. Once your doctor has cleared you to start eating solid foods, you’ll have some changes to make in the kinds of foods you eat to help keep you on track on your weight loss journey.

The best foods to eat following weight loss surgery are high in protein and low in fat and sugar. The Nicholson Clinic is devoted to helping our patients develop a healthy lifestyle post surgery. Here is a nutritious and delicious post-surgery recipe.

Fiber-Packed Black Bean Brownies
(Photo Credit: Bobbi Bowers on Flickr)

Makes: 12 Brownies


1-15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 eggs
3 tablespoons of canola oil
2/3 cup of packed brown sugar (can substitute with 1/3 cup of Brown Sugar Splenda or Coconut Sugar)
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/8 teaspoon of salt


Place the beans, 1/4 cup chocolate chips and oil in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Add the eggs, brown sugar, cocoa, vanilla, baking powder and salt; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.