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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fudgy black bean brownies

I know what you're thinking, black bean brownies?! Don't fear, these brownies were so fudgy and delicious, probably the best I've ever had. I've tried some brownies from that Sneaky Chef book and they were no bueno but the black bean puree really takes on any flavor. And of course my husband loved the added protein. Depending on what brands you use, this could be a gluten-free dessert. 

1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed very well
3 large eggs
3 tbsp canola oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

1. Process the black beans in a food processor until smooth

2. Add the rest of the ingredients, minus the chocolate chips and process again until smooth

3. Mix in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips and pulse a few times just until the chips are incorporated

4. Pour the batter into a greased 8 by 9 baking dish and smooth
5. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees

7. Let cool and enjoy!


Jamie LaFuze said...

I have got to try these! I've seen recipes call for black beans before but haven't been that adventurous yet, this may just need to happen this weekend :)

ashleigh said...

Definitely will have to try this! Thanks girl!

C Mae said...

I think I just gained 5 lbs from reading this LOL ahhhh wish they were on my diet!

jes @ twosmuppies said...

i would never think to put black beans in brownies but i might have to try them one day!

xx jes

Heather Leigh_A beautiful ministry said...

Hmmm... Brownies and beans... Sounds interesting, sounds like a must try! Thanks for sharing!!!

Antoinette Musik said...

OMG this looks absoluely divine.

Liz Brown said...

I am home this weekend, and I am definitely trying this. Today. For some reason they sound perfect!

Pinning. :)

(Hahaha, don't know if you watch Bachelor, but sometimes if I see something to put on Pinterest, I say "Pinning!" like Courtney saying "Winning!" :P)

Michelle said...

This looks so good!

Bree said...

Interesting :) Looks good!

Brhea said...

This is too funny! I recently heard about black beans in brownies and though, "no wayy!?" Now I def need to try them out! Thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

I have got to make these tonight!! Its the perfect weather over here!!

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