Flourless Black Bean Brownies

black bean brownies


I wasn’t suspect of these, but I know my kids well enough to know that I’d best keep my mouth shut before they’d had their first bite. I love those moments when they’ve already told me something is good and they’re halfway through a meal, dish, dessert or whatever when I ask them with a coy smile, “Do you want to know what’s in it?” Their faces fall, crumbs still on their lips, and with a mouthful proclaim, “Mom! What’d you do to these?”

I love it. Each.and.every.time.

And for the record, once they learned what was in them, they were not deterred. Let’s just say, that I only had one of these and the leftover crumbs. I will definitely make these again.

Ingredients:

  • 1 15oz. can of black beans
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. refined coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. instant coffee
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, divided

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease or use non-stick spray to coat a 9×9 pan and then line with parchment paper with a 2 inch overhang on all sides. Spray/ grease the top of the parchment paper as well; set aside.

Drain and rinse the black beans well. Add the black beans, eggs, cocoa, sugar, oil, milk, vinegar, baking powder & soda, instant coffee, and vanilla extract to a food processor. Puree until smooth. Fold in half of the chocolate chips and pour into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top.

Bake for 28 – 32 minutes. Because these brownies are moist and have more of a cake-like texture, it’s important to allow them to cool completely before cutting and serving or you’ll just have a tasty, crumby mess on your hands.

Adapted from: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2014/02/amazing-flour-less-brownies.html

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