Recipe: Black Bean Brownies
I’ve been craving chocolate lately, but I didn’t have any in the house last week, so I decided I needed to make something. And, seeing as how I am Kinda Crunchy Kate, I can’t just make normal baked goods without trying to slip something healthy into them. Thus, Black Bean Brownies were decided upon. I blended a couple of recipes to get the one I used. It ended up being really good and tasting more like a dark chocolate brownie. My husband and both of my children gobbled these down, so it couldn’t have tasted too healthy! :)
Black Bean Brownies
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed — (I’m still not crunchy enough not to use canned food, but if you are, its about 2 cups cooked black beans)
3 Tbsp melted coconut oil
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you want it. I always try to use less sugar than the recipe calls for, so I used 1/2 cup.)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8×8 square baking dish.
- Combine the black beans, eggs, coconut oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, and sugar in a blender; blend until smooth; pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.
This recipe is very easy to make and there are not many ingredients, which makes it a great recipe to let your kids help you with. Enjoy!