Black Bean Brownies – Yuck to Yum!!

Black Bean Brownies

 Listen, I thought the same thing – yuck – but I was so curious, and they came highly recommended so we gave this recipe a whirl.  

My opinion quickly shifted from yuck to YUM!

 

Black Bean BrowniesNot the ooey gooey brownies that I love so much, but they definitely satisfy a chocolate craving.
One little square with a cup of steaming black decaf coffee or a small glass of red wine at the end of the day…
life will seem just right again!

 

Ingredients:
1 14 oz can of black beans, rinsed
2 large eggs
½ c. cocoa powder
¾ c. sugar
½ tsp. oil
1 Tbsp. almond milk (or can be dairy)
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. fresh ground coffee (grind coffee beans in a grinder or use instant coffee)
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (divided)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper.

Combine all of the ingredients except chocolate chips in a blender.  Blend until smooth.  (At this point, I was smelling black beans and chocolate so was still skeptical.  Just wait, though, once they bake you too will be a believer!)

Fold in half of the chocolate chips.

Pour into the 9×9 pan lined with parchment paper and sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).

Mine came out a very cakey but with a very moist consistency and actually rose to about an inch thick.Black Bean Brownies

Go on… you know you are curious…
give it a try!!

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