Black Bean Brownies
Listen, I thought the same thing – YUCK – but my curiosity took over so we gave this recipe a whirl. My opinion quickly shifted from yuck to YUM!
These aren’t the ooey gooey brownies that I love so much, but they definitely satisfy a chocolate craving.
One little square with a cup of steam black decaf coffee or a small glass of red wine at the end of the day… life just seems right again.
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)
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).
Go on… you know you are curious…
give it a try!!
Jen McMorran, Realtor
real estate for real people.