Black Bean Brownies

Image borrowed from original site

Original recipe:

https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/09/06/no-flour-black-bean-brownies/


PREP: 10 MINUTES | COOK: 18 MINUTES | CHILL: 10 MINUTES | SERVES: 9-12


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 x 400g can, drained and rinsed very well)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (10g)
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • 2 tbsp sugar (or omit and increase maple syrup to 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips (NOT optional)
  • optional: more chips, for presentation

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips, in a food processor, and blend until completely smooth. Really blend well.
  3. Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan.
  4. Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top. 
  5. Cook the black bean brownies for 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut. If they still look a bit undercooked, you can place them in the fridge overnight and they will magically firm up!
  6. Cut into 9-12 brownies squares. The trick with these: serve them first, and then reveal the secret ingredient.

My comments:

  • Yummy! No one guessed the secret ingredient was black beans.
  • To keep them vegan, make sure to use maple syrup instead of honey.
  • Delicious on their own or served with a dollop of coconut yoghurt or ice cream

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