Yesterday I made something pretty special. Sweet and special. Special brownies…
Special because they’re made with black beans! Hehe. I’ve made bean based sweets before, so I had an idea that they would turn out good. And for bean brownies, they were yummy! After my taste testing I found the recipe on Rebekah’s blog Food, Family and Fun, my secret blog for the secret recipe club this month! I loved looking through her blog and always have such a hard time picking which recipe to make… then I typically end up
with something sweet. What can I say, I like my treats.
I’m a big fan of her philosophy “If the ingredient list includes items my third-grader can’t read or pronounce, we don’t need to be eating it Amen! I can read all the ingredients in this recipe… thus I ate it.
Straight out of the oven sampling.
Black Bean Brownies recipe from Family, Food and Fun
- 1 (15 oz) can black
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup flour *
- 3 eggs
- 3 tbsp oil (I used coconut)
- 2 tsp
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp instant coffee granules
tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate
oven to 350°.
- Drain beans in a colander and
rinse very well. Put beans in a blender with all other ingredients
except chocolate chips and puree until completely
- Pour into a greased 8 or 9″ square
baking pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out
* The original recipe did not call for flour, but there was a note that adding 1/3 cup flour would give the brownies a more typical brownie texture. I may try it without this the next time.
**Next time I would definitely mix in the chocolate chips throughout the batter, and also use mini chocolate chips so that they’re distributed all the way through. I enjoyed the bites the most when it had chocolate chip on top.
Have you ever tried black bean brownies or any other bean based sweet?