Black beans in your brownies?? It may sound crazy... but trust me, these are good. They are free of sugar, added oils and gluten-free if you use oats that are certified gluten-free. If you can't find gluten-free oat bran, just use extra ground oats.
You can use this recipe to make a cake as well or you can make them in muffin tins if you prefer. You can add whipped coconut cream or raw cocoa and avocado icing to make them more cake like if you prefer. Or try adding 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper to make a Mexican Chipotle Brownie.
Black Bean Brownies
1 15 oz. can of black beans
1 1/2 spotted bananas
1/3 cup agave nectar
1/4 cocoa powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup oats, ground to a flour
2 Tbsp. oat bran
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a 9 inch square brownie pan.
Combine all ingredients up to and including vanilla in a food processor. Process until smooth, scraping the sides as needed. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add black bean mixture and combine. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Pour into greased pan and smooth with a spatula.
Bake for approximately 30 minutes. Cool completely before slicing.
Store these in an airtight container in the fridge. Black beans will spoil quickly at room temperature.
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