Black Bean Brownies

I’ll admit, brownies made with black beans sounded pretty gross. But after hearing rave reviews, I decided to give the recipe a try. As it turns out, they weren’t half bad.

Bon apetit. (:

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Black Bean Brownies
Yields 12
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
22 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
22 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 15 oz. can organic black beans, well rinsed & drained
  2. 1 organic banana, mashed
  3. 2/3 cup fresh-ground organic peanut butter
  4. 1/8 cup organic coconut oil, melted
  5. 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  6. 1 1/4 cup organic dark chocolate chips (1/2 melted; 1/2 whole)
  7. 1/3 cup honey
  8. 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  9. 1 tsp baking powder
  10. organic coconut oil spray
  11. optional toppings: chopped nuts, fruit, more chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Spray a muffin tin with organic coconut oil spray.
  3. Combine all ingredients (except whole chocolate chips & toppings) into a mixing bowl. Mix until batter is smooth.
  4. Stir in remaining whole chocolate chips & pour batter into muffin tin. Sprinkle toppings over the top, if desired.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Let brownies sit for about ten minutes, then remove gently with a fork & enjoy! I served mine warm, topped with fresh strawberries. MMMMM. So good!
Notes
  1. Add peanut butter little by little or else you will end up with a giant peanut butter ball. I might or might not have learned this the hard way.
  2. If you melt the chocolate chips and/or coconut oil, allow them to cool before combining with other ingredients
Kim Karalekas http://www.kimkaralekas.com/