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Rocco DiSpirito Brownie Recipe: Dr Oz Black Bean Brownies Review

Rocco DiSpirito Brownies

Dr. Oz has been getting a lot of requests from his fans to make a brownie dessert they can eat and not feel guilty about. Well, he listened to everyone and brought on Chef Rocco DiSpirito to cook up a delicious 100-calorie brownie everyone is going to enjoy. The secret ingredient in his brownies are black beans, a low calorie food which can add texture and moisture to any brownie.

The recipe for the black bean brownie can be found below. And if you would like to get more recipes like this, you can purchase DiSpirito’s book Now Eat This!

Rocco DiSpirito Brownie Recipe: Dr Oz Black Bean Brownies Review

Chef Rocco DiSpirito revealed his 100-calorie black bean brownie recipe, Mayo Clinic has recipes for black bean cake and learn how to make black bean flour.

Dr Oz Black Bean Brownie Recipe

Black Bean Brownie Ingredients:

  • 15 oz canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp expresso powder
  • 3/4 cup liquid egg substitute
  • 3 tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions for Black Bean Brownies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 8 by 8 by 2-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Combine the beans, cocoa powder, espresso powder, egg substitute and flour in a food processor. Process until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the agave, butter and vanilla next. Process until all of the ingredients are combined, about one minute. Pour the batter into a prepared baking dish and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 20 minutes, turning the dish halfway through the baking time. Turn down the temperature of the oven to 300°F and bake for another 5-8 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a little bit of soft batter clinging to it. If it comes out clean, it has been overcooked.
  • Let the bars cool completely at room temperature in the baking dish and put them in the fridge for at least 3 hours after they have cooled.

Rocco DiSpirito Recipes

I know everyone is going to be loving the black bean brownie recipe from above but you can’t live off brownies forever. Well, you probably could, but it might get boring, and Dr. Oz always suggests eating a number of different foods to keep your body guessing and your metabolism working hard.

So, keep scrolling down the page for a delicious and healthy black bean cake recipe from The Mayo Clinic Diet, which contains only 150 calories for every piece of cake. I guess you can really have your cake and eat it too. You could probably eat two cakes if you worked out hard enough this morning.

Black Bean Dessert Recipes (Other Than Brownies!)

Black Bean Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dried black beans, picked over and rinsed, soaked overnight and drained
  • 4 cups water
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions for Black Bean Cakes:

  • In a large saucepan over high heat, combine the black beans and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover partially and simmer until the beans are tender which should take about one hour. Drain well when the beans are cooked through.
  • In a large bowl, mash together the beans and garlic. Stir in the cilantro and salt. Form the mixture into 8 cakes. Transfer to a plate and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  • In a large, nonstick frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the cakes and cook, turning over once, until warmed and the outside is slightly crisp, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Black Bean Flour Recipe

For all the chef aficionado’s who want to whip up everything they make from scratch, even the flour, you can try making black bean flour, which is going to be high in fiber and protein, while cutting down on the calories. The flour can be used to make bean dips, to make soup or for use as a tortilla. Let us know what you use it for in the comments section below.

You will need to purchase a grinder or food mill, or you can do it the old fashioned way and mash up the beans – whichever works best for you.

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